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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. For information about how to conduct a stand-down, check out the Stand-Down page.
Campaign Sites & Information
Check back as we approach the Stand-Down on Sept 14th-18th for more ideas and information on conducting a virtual or socially distanced stand-down.
A great way to conduct a stand-down virtually is by sharing one of our videos or pre-recorded webinars with staff over Zoom, WebEx, or other platform. The webinars include Q&A sessions that can be used to start a discussion about fall prevention and protection on your jobsites.
In an attempt to evaluate the reach of the Falls Campaign and involvement in the annual Safety Stand-Down, we have conducted a number of data analyses. The new Evaluation Efforts page compiles all of them in one spot, showcasing lessons learned and ideas for future Stand-Down participation.
The Safety Stand-Down, originally scheduled for May 4-8, 2020, has been rescheduled for September 14-18, 2020. Stay tuned for more information on participating virtually, or holding your stand-down with safe social distancing in mind.