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Some employers closing job sites for safety talks

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The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration and a number of construction trade associations are participating in a statewide Caught In/Between Accidents Safety Stand Down today, Monday.

Participating employers will shut down their jobsites at 7 a.m. June 10 to discuss the prevention of caught/in between injuries.

Construction trade associations participating are Associated General Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors, American Society of Safety Engineers, Home Builders Association of Tennessee, Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association, and the Tennessee Road Builders Association.

Caught in/between accidents are one of OSHA’s Focus Four Hazards. The event aims to head off the typical rise in accidents during the summer months.

“TOSHA is committed to keeping Tennessee workers safe and creating awareness is an important factor in attaining this goal,” said Burns Phillips, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development commissioner. “We feel this will be an event that will truly impact the hard-working construction workers’ safety and health across this state.”
To be a part of the Safety Stand Down, employers will need to fill out and send in a registration form. To track the success of the program, organizers are requesting notification of the number of companies and employees impacted by the program.

Visit http://goo.gl/ycYoO or call Tom Hutto,  safety director of Associated General Contractors of East Tennessee, at 423-265-1111 for more about the Caught In/Between Accidents Safety Stand Down.