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Posts made in August, 2012

CPWR Publishes 2012 Construction Fatality Map

By on Aug 24, 2012 in Updates |

CPWR recently updated the fatality map page on the stopconstructionfalls website to include information on construction fatalities, including falls, for the first six months of 2012. The map will be updated periodically as more information is collected. To view the 2012 and 2011 maps, click here. To send media reports of construction fatalities for inclusion in the map, email...

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Campaign Leaders Hold Webinar

By on Aug 24, 2012 in Updates |

Dr. Christine Branche, NIOSH and Jim Maddux, OSHA recently conducted a webinar on August 16th as part of  a safety and health webinar series operated by Occupational Health and Safety Magazine. Over 500 participants viewed the webinar, and Dr. Branche and Mr. Maddux provided answered to numerous questions after they presented the information. The webinar had one of the highest attendances in the history of the OHS series. View the slides from the webinar...

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ASSE Supports Falls Campaign

By on Aug 24, 2012 in Updates |

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS issues a press release in support new effort to prevent construction worker falls (August 23, 2012) stating they joined with NIOSH and OSHA to support a new ‘Fall Prevention Campaign’ (http://stopconstructionfalls.com/). The national campaign to raise awareness about how to prevent falls in construction focuses on providing prevention information and training materials on three major types of falls:  from roofs, from ladders, and from scaffolds. More than 10,000 construction workers were injured as a result of falling while working from heights in the U.S. and another 225 were killed in 2010. Ron Sokol, ASSE member, who also represents ASSE on the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector that developed the campaign and is President and CEO of the Safety Council-Texas City, noted that more is needed to be done to prevent falls, such as this new initiative. “This effort took some time to develop as we ‘proof tested’ all of the information in this campaign with workers and employers – in English and Spanish, but was completed on a very aggressive schedule for a campaign of this magnitude,” Sokol said. “We want to reach as many people as possible to prevent construction workers and others from falling while at work.” See press release...

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Newsletter from Construction Industry Research and Policy Center Highlights the Campaign

By on Aug 23, 2012 in Updates |

Construction Fatality Digest mentioned the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction in their quarterly report: Given the relative risk construction workers (especially roofers) face from falls, the efforts of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Construction Center for Research and Training (CPWR) involving a recent educational collaborative effort is most welcome. Called Preventing Falls in Construction, http://stopconstructionfalls.com/, this effort includes an interactive map designed to heighten awareness by showing that these accidents are tragically happening all around us and all too frequently. Read the rest of their report...

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