Tennessee Safety Stand Down
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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.