Safety Pays. Falls Cost.

About the Campaign

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The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction began in 2012 with construction industry stakeholders seeking a way to raise awareness. Falls from heights are the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in construction, with those coming disproportionately from small residential construction contractors.

Falls kill – they are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for one-third of on-the-job injury deaths in the industry. Each year in the U.S. more than 200 construction workers are killed and over 10,000 are seriously injured by falls.

The goal of this national campaign is to prevent fatal falls from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds by encouraging residential construction contractors to:

• PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.
• PROVIDE the right equipment.
• TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.

Since the inception of the campaign, a new piece has been added: the National Safety Stand-Down, originally begun by OSHA in 2014 as part of the National Falls Campaign to raise awareness surrounding the severity of fall hazards in construction and the importance of preventing them. For information about this year’s stand-down, you can view the webinar Getting Ready for the 2018 Safety Stand-Down or check out the Stand-Down page.

Campaign Sites & Information

The National Safety Stand-Down is May 7 – 11, 2018

The 5th annual National Safety Stand-Down will be held May 7-11, 2018! 

In Celebration of the 5th Anniversary, NIOSH has produced a series of videos looking back on the last five years.  The first video highlights perspectives from NIOSH, OSHA, the U.S. Air Force, BrandSafway, Clark Construction and several states. The second video is focused on the role of the NIOSH FACE states.

Learn more about the Stand-Down in general here.  If you’re looking for ideas on how to participate, view CPWR’s 5-Day Plan here.

 

 

Training and Other Resources

Click on the following to find materials that can help contractors, workers, and safety professionals prevent falls from scaffolds, ladders, and roofs:

Ladders

Scaffolds

Roofs

Other Materials