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4th Annual Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

Safety workshops to be held in Anchorage and Juneau


JUNEAU, Alaska— The U.S. Department of Labor has designated May 8-12, 2017 as the 4th annual National Safety Stand-Down event. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015.

Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) Consultation and Training will sponsor fall protection training in Anchorage and Juneau as part of National Safety Stand-Down. Both locations will have classroom training on regulations. The Anchorage training event will have hands-on drills regarding equipment selection, usage, and inspection. Certificates of Fall Protection Awareness Training will be distributed upon course completion for both training locations.

Anchorage   Juneau  
Date: Wednesday, May 10 Date: Tuesday, May 9
Location: Learn to Return
5761 Silverado Way
Location: Mendenhall Valley Library
Large Meeting Room
3025 Diamond Park Loop
Times: 2 hours, either 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Times: 2 hours, either 10:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free to public Cost: Free to public
Conditions: Registration required Conditions: Registration required
Contact: Elaine Banda 907-269-4951

Shane Strubhart 907-465-6006



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