National Safety Stand-Down in May

“Recognizing the fall stand down and remembering lives lost in Colorado.”

CRA is proud to participate with OSHA and many others across the country in the roofing and construction industries to promote and recognize the National Safety Stand-Down on May 7-11.  The purpose of the Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction.

According to OSHA, fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 384 out of 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016. Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2017.

June, 2017 – Colorado Springs, CO – a roofer was working from a roof, unscrewing screws to detach clips that were holding roofing material in place. During work, a gust of wind caused the employee to fall 17 feet to his death.


Here in Colorado and at the CRA, we want to remember lives that were lost, particularly in the roofing industry, and encourage all our members and non-members to participate in the Safety Stand-Down starting on Monday, May 7.  Our hope is that you will take a break each day or at least once during the week to have a safety toolbox talk or to conduct another safety activity (i.e. develop a rescue plan, inspect equipment or discuss a specific job hazard).

Steps to Participate

  1. First, check out OSHA’s National Stand-Down page for the details on how to participate.
  2. Next, conduct a Safety Stand Down!  Weather it’s 15 minutes or several hours of training, please take the time!!!
  3. Last, share your story with us and OSHA by email and/or social media.




Email Debbie Hathorne your story.

Tag us in your Facebook posts:

First, LIKE the Colorado Roofing Association on Facebook 

Next, Write a post from Your Business Facebook Page

Last, at the end of the text area of your Facebook post,  type @Colorado Roofing Association until  you see us appear, then POST so we can re-share your stories.

Other Resources for Safety Prevention Information:

OSHA Fall Prevention Resources

OSHA Reroofing Fall Prevention Video

OSHA Protecting Roofing Workers (PDF).

Pinnacol Assurance Safety Resources  (Will need policy # to access some of the provided resources)

NRCA Tool Box Talks

We thank you in advance for your participation and encourage you to KEEP IT SAFE each and every day, all year long.