Innovative Refrigeration Systems, a design-build contractor more than over 20 years of experience in industrial refrigeration, participated in National Safety Stand Down for the second consecutive year.

The OSHA-sanctioned event is meant to bring awareness to the dangers of falls from elevations. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and fall protection remains the most cited OSHA violation in construction.

Innovative’s participation in the OSHA Safety Stand Down included a review of its fall-protection plan and an inspection of all fall-arrest equipment and ladders on each job and in its manufacturing facility. Employees were shown the how to inspect a full body harness, a lanyard, a retractable lanyard and a ladder. The proper way to wear a full body harness was also covered. After the demonstration, every employee grabbed at least one harness, lanyard, retractable lanyard or ladder and performed their own inspections.