June 1, 2009 | Dave Janney

Tennessee Safety Stand Down

Here is the story:


While safety stand downs are safety 101 and usually mean “we don’t know what else to do,” I thought this was an interesting way to raise awareness on a statewide basis.  It also shows that TOSHA wants to partner with businesses rather than just focus on enforcement; I like it!  If you participated, GOOD FOR YOU!  Every life saved is a step in the right direction.

I live in a new subdivision here in Knoxville, TN, and have witnessed a total lack of fall protection, rickety scaffolding, and more.  One day I was out walking the dog and the scaffolding at one house was so scary I ran home to get my camera (always looking for good blog stuff), and by the time I got back the scaffold had been taken down (they saw me looking).  The moral of that story is that they knew what they were doing was wrong.  The last thing I want to see in my neighborhood is someone getting hurt.



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