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4/21/2015 - Houston Fall Prevention Safety Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Laurie Weber, Executive Director
Scaffold & Access Industry Association
laurie@saiaonline.org
816.595.4860

 

Houston Fall Prevention Safety Day – May 12, 2015
Organizations Connect to Prevent Falls in Construction 
Stand Tall. Stand Proud. Stand Down for Fall Safety
1 – 6 p.m.

Hosted by: Layher US
8225 Hansen Rd.
Houston, Texas 77075

Houston, Texas. – To support the OSHA’s National Safety Stand- Down to prevent falls in construction Houston South Area Office OSHA U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA), Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC of Greater Houston), American Subcontractors Association-Houston Chapter (ASA-HC), Central South Carpenters Regional Council (CSCRC – Houston), Gulf Coast Safety Institute/College of the Mainland (GCSI-COM), and Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA)have aligned to offer the Houston area construction industry an afternoon of presentations and demonstrations to assist in preventing falls.

On May 12, 2015 the inaugural Houston Fall Prevention Day will start at 1 pm.  Presentations followed by demonstrations on how to prevent falls will run until 6 pm.  Attendees will learn proper techniques to inspect scaffold plank, how to correctly inspect fall protection, learning how to assess jobs while using aerial work platforms, rescue methods are a few topics.   Attendees will receive complimentary registration that will include food and drinks, many door prizes and tools and resources to help them prevent falls in construction.  Owners, managers, general contractors, safety directors, sub contractors, and the workers that are in the construction industry will find value in the Houston Fall Prevention Safety Day. 

 Registration and complete presentation and demonstration details please visit www.houstonfallprevention.com

About ABC of Greater Houston
Based on the Merit Shop and Free Enterprise principles, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston helps members win construction related work and deliver that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. ABC is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.  To learn more about ABC, visit www.abchouston.org

About ASA-HC
ASA-Houston Chapter is a collective voice for a diverse membership committed to quality, safety, and ethics in construction.  ASA-Houston Chapter advocates for legislative reform and provides educational opportunities for the subcontracting community.

About GCSI-COM

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute is located at College of the Mainland in Texas City, Texas. Established in 2007, the institute focuses on providing safety and health education, training and outreach. For more information on the institute please visit www.com.edu/gcsi .

About CSCRC – Houston
The Central South Carpenters Regional Council is committed to preserving the area standards in regards to carpenter wages, health care, retirement benefits, and a safe work environment. Enhanced by a diverse membership, we strive to promote professionalism in the industry to the betterment of the general community.  For more information on CSCRC visit www.centralsouthcarpenters.org.

 

About SAIA

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SAIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, shoring, supported scaffold and suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SAIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access professional. The SAIA delivers thousands of safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the world. These programs cover all aspects of scaffold and access safety and equipment use. The SAIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard, SAIA ASC A92 standards. For more information, call816.595.4860 or visit us at www.saiaonline.org.

 

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