JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and leading global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, will participate in OSHA’s 8th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, the week of May 3-7, 2021. This event is held each year to raise fall hazard awareness across the United States, giving companies an opportunity to provide important safety training to help minimize the risks associated with falls from height.
“One of JLG’s core values is safety,” says Frank Nerenhausen, president, JLG. “As the access industry leader, we feel it’s our responsibility to educate and advocate around safety, as well as to support the efforts of those working to do the same, whenever and wherever we can.”
According to OSHA, a “Safety Stand-Down” is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety, such as educating on the serious dangers associated with falls, identifying risks on different types of job sites, focusing on proactively preventing fall hazards and reinforcing the importance of fall prevention behaviors.
For this year’s Safety Stand-Down, JLG will focus on promoting ladder and scaffolding replacement products like low-level access lifts that minimize falls when working at heights up to 20-ft. JLG will also highlight the latest safety enhancements to its more traditional boom and scissor lift lines.
“Historically, JLG has visited various job site across the country to deliver Safety Stand-Down content. However, COVID-19 travel restrictions and safety considerations, coupled with a change in the way our customers prefer to do business, have caused us to rethink our approach and forge a new path,” said Jennifer Stiansen, director of marketing, JLG.
She continues, “To support this year’s event, we have developed a range of safety-focused content that will be made available across our social media channels and our online resource center #DirectAccess. Individuals and organizations will have access to this content for consumption on-demand throughout the week, as well as thereafter to promote fall prevention well into the future.”
According to Stiansen, featured content will include daily “Safety Checks,” videos, articles and blog posts containing tips and information for improving safety at height.
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