1. Start early. Appoint a coordinator in advance to organize the event. If you have numerous work sites, pick a team that will lead the event at each site.
2. Ask outside participants. Reach out to subcontractors, owner, architects, engineers, or others involved in your project to participate.
3. Review your fall prevention program. Identify what types of falls could happen such as falls from ladders, stairs, a roof, etc. After reviewing, identify what needs improvement, what training you have provided and what training you need to provide. Lastly, what equipment do you currently provide your employees? Could you update this equipment?
4. Tailor presentations and activities to help spread the word. Decide what information will be best for your workplace and workers.Your presentations should provide information to employees about hazards, protective methods, and your company's safety policies, goals and expectations.
5. Pick a date and time. Will your event take place over a break, lunch period, or another time?
6. Get the word out. Make this event interesting to workers and find a way to rally excitement around it. Oftentimes, serving snacks or hosting a company lunch increases participation.
7. Hold your stand-down. Make your event positive and interactive by letting workings discuss their experiences and also by encouraging workers to make suggestions.
8. Follow up. If you heard suggestions that could better your policies, make sure to implement these ideas.
Employers will have the option to issue feedback regarding their Safety Stand-Down and download a Certificate of Participation signed by the Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez, follow the event. \