PJ Dick Participates in OSHA National Fall Prevention Stand-Down


Event promotes fall protection and prevention awareness

Partnering with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), PJ Dick held a stand-down on June 2 at its Tower at PNC Plaza job site. The stand-down is part of OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign, which was started in 2012 to raise awareness on how to prevent fall hazards on the job.

Falls are the number one cause of death in construction. The stand-down will serve as a way for employers to take time out of their day to both inform their workers of the dangers of falls, and to talk about safety techniques that can be used on the job.

The Tower at PNC Plaza project – the site of the stand-down – is a 33-story, 802,000 sf building in downtown Pittsburgh. PJ Dick is providing CM at Risk services for the construction of the building, which once completed, will serve as PNC’s new corporate headquarters. In attendance at the stand-down were seven contractors and over 150 craftsmen, as well as OSHA’s Area Director Chris Robinson and Compliance Assistant Specialist Bob Carroll.

PNC’s Reed Adams, Assistant Vice President, Insurance Risk Consultant also participated in the event.

“When OSHA contacted us, PJ Dick welcomed the opportunity to participate in the OSHA National Fall Prevention Stand-Down initiative,” stated Joe Franceschini, Vice President Safety for PJ Dick. “It represents what our strategic partnership with OSHA is about, and anything we can do to elevate fall protection and prevention awareness is definitely a worthwhile cause.”

To learn more about the event, visit: https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/.