3M Safety Stand-Down Resources

Focus on Fall Protection

The OSHA National Safety Stand-Down is a week dedicated to preventing falls in the construction industry. Fatalities due to falls continue to be the leading cause of death at construction jobsites, so Stand-Down events are intended to bring awareness to key hazards and prevention for workers. OSHA has rescheduled its National Safety Stand-Down week to September 14-18th. Due to Covid protocols, many events will take place virtually this year.

Surviving a Fall - Webinar


Join us for our free Safety Stand-Down webinar titled: “Surviving a Fall”

This session provides a first-hand overview from fall survivor, Sampson Briggs, highlighting the importance of workplace safety and his own account of surviving a fall.

Register below for the session that is most convenient.

Monday, September 14th

Wednesday, September 16th

Training offered by 3M

As the world’s leading provider of PPE in the construction industry, 3M has a team of Specialists capable of supporting you during your Safety Stand-Down Activities. Our team can deliver training on the following topics:

  • Fall protection awareness
  • The hazards of working near leading and sharp edges
  • Dropped tools and objects
  • Vertical and horizontal lifeline systems
  • Respiratory hazards including Silica exposures
  • Hearing loss and noise in construction
  • Advancements in head protection
  • Proper selection of eye protection

Below, we have provided a toolkit of short videos focused on key fall protection issues in the construction industry that can be shared with workers. If you would like additional information on any of these topics, or are interested in having one of our Safety Specialists assist you with your Safety Stand-Down activities this year, please click below to find a Specialist near you.

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  • ABCDs of Fall Protection

    This talk provides a brief overview of the basics of fall protection: Anchors (A), Body Support (B), Connectors (C) and Descent & Rescue (D).

  • Fall Protection for Tools

    This video provides an outline on how to protect against injuries due to dropped objects, the impact forces and drop zone associated with dropped objects, and best practices in how to “Stop the Drop”.

  • Leading Edge Safety

    This session provides an overview of the hazards associated with leading and sharp edges and those associated with using d-ring extenders in leading edge applications, as well as how fall clearance calculations differ when connecting below the d-ring.

  • Confined Space Entry

    This video covers what a confined space is, the primary hazards found in confined spaces, and the ABCs of confined space entry.

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