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Posts made in June, 2012

Fatality Map in the news

By on Jun 28, 2012 in Updates |

Mary Watters of CPWR – the Center For Construction Research and Training has written a guest blog post highlighting the Fatality Map‘s history and the plans for the future: Right now, the 2012 map has a number of terrible accidents collected through June 14, but we’ve not yet received fatality reports from OSHA, which are critical. We hope to have OSHA’s information by the end of June to include it and load a mid-year map of fatalities through June of 2012. The lag time for reporting a death that happens now is about two weeks, a significant improvement from two years and something we think is crucial in highlighting what is going on surrounding this crucial safety issue. Still, if we post info too quickly, we miss other reporting sources that can give more details on causes, so we are careful not to rush. Read the rest of the blog post for more information. If you know of a fatality in the construction sector you would like to report, please email...

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Hazard Alert Fall Protection Harness Handout Now Available

By on Jun 26, 2012 in Updates |

CPWR – The Center For Construction Research and Training has developed a new hazard alert handout for fall harness protection available for download by clicking here (PDF). The new hazard alert features pictures showing how to put on a a fall protection harness and how to tie it off. The Spanish language version of the card will be coming soon, so continue to check out The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction What’s New page for any...

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News Article Highlights Need For Fall Prevention

By on Jun 22, 2012 in Updates |

From IHSN: In the wake of four recent construction incidents in Northern New Jersey, OSHA is calling on construction companies in the state to ensure that employees working above 6 feet have the proper equipment to protect themselves from falls on the job. The agency is currently investigating a worker fall through a roof into a vat of acid in Clifton, N.J.; a worker fall from the roof on a residential construction site in Bayonne, N.J.; a worker fall while installing a steel frame in Madison, N.J.; and a worker fall from an aerial lift in Secaucus, N.J. Click to read the rest of the article. The article goes on to note the Campaign to Prevent Falls in...

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Texas Mutual Blog Highlights Danger of Falls

By on Jun 22, 2012 in Updates |

In honor of National Safety Month, the Texas Mutual blog is highlighting different kinds of workplace dangers. For week three, the focus is on falls. Check the blog post for their tips, and as always, you can check out Stop Construction Falls Training and Other Resources for other tips on preventing...

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