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2017 National Safety Stand Down Event
May 5, 2017


Innovative participated in National Safety Stand Down on May 3rd for the second consecutive year. This OSHA sanctioned event is meant to bring awareness to the dangers of falls from elevations. Falls continue to be the leading cause of death in the construction industry. In 2015, 39% of deaths (364 personnel) in construction positions in the United States resulted due to falls.  This does not just include falls from roofs and scaffolding, but also shorted elevation from ladders and equipment can be just as fatal. Fall protection remains the most cited OSHA violation in construction. This means that it is all of our responsibilities to ensure fall protection is taken very seriously. It is a team effort to provide and use fall protection safely and correctly.

Innovative’s participation in the OSHA Stand Down included an additional Toolbox Talk, reviewing the company Fall Protection Plan, and an inspection of all fall arrest equipment and ladders on each job and in our manufacturing facility. The Toolbox Talk detailed information regarding differences between travel restraint, fall arrest, and guardrail systems along with proper inspections of all equipment. The employees were then 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.

Innovative and our employees were excited to participate in such a widespread event and continue to push the envelope when it comes to safety. We continue our partnership with OSHA by participating in events like Stand Down and working towards SHARP Certification. Innovative is committed to the safety of our employees and ensures that Safety is always our top value!

Innovative Refrigeration Systems is a design, build contractor with over 20 years’ experience in the industrial refrigeration market. We specialize in designing safe, reliable, and energy efficient refrigeration systems even at full turn down. Our engineering staff is highly trained and experienced designing refrigeration systems including Ammonia, Ammonia/ CO2 Cascade Systems, Freon Split Systems, Processing Applications, Blast Freezing applications and more. Utilizing the latest technology throughout our design build process, we are confident that the quality and performance of our systems is unrivaled in the industry. For more information, please visit our website.

Matt Quillen, Safety Manager, leads team on National Safety Stand Down session at Innovative

See also- 2016 National Stand Down Event