Tennesse is leading the way in emphasizing the importance of fall protection in the work place. TOSHA has planned a special "shut down" event that will focus on training employees in fall protection measures.
Here what their web site says:
TOSHA has agreed to participate in an exciting safety event planned for the construction industry across the state of Tennessee for June 1, 2009 at 7:00 a.m.
Participating employers will shut down their jobs on Monday morning, June 1, and train their employees on fall protection for approximately 45-60 minutes. The goal of the program is to raise awareness of the hazard of falling from elevations and to review the fall protection requirements.
TOSHA feels this will be an event that will truly impact the safety and health of the many hard working construction workers across this state.
To implement the program employers will fill out a registration form and send it in and in return they will receive a training program, promotion flyers, and hard hat stickers. TOSHA has agreed to provide trainers to large sites where multiple contractors are present.