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Posts made in September, 2012

ACTA Safety Provided Free Fall Protection Training to AZ Workers

By on Sep 28, 2012 in Updates |

Photo from Jeremy Bethancourt On September 16, 2012, ACTA Safety trained 27 Spanish speaking workers on fall protection safety. Using materials from the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction, ACTA Safety emphasized the message of the campaign: Plan, Provide, Train. That is, employers and workers must create a safe plan for work, provide workers with the tools to work safely, and train those employees to do the job safely. Above is a photograph of the hands on training. Do you know of an event taking place that uses Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction materials? Please email falls@cpwr.com and we’ll write about...

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Fatality Map Article from ISHN

By on Sep 28, 2012 in Updates |

ISHN has an article publicizing the new fatality maps: A set of new interactive maps from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) vividly illustrates the number of construction industry fatalities that occur each year in the U.S. Individual maps pinpoint fatalities for 2011 and 2012 (ytd), and fatalities caused by falls for those years as well. Clicking on a pinpoint turns the graphic from a statistic into a real — albeit unnamed — person and yields such information as the date of death, location, employer name and how the fatality occurred. If you know of a fatality that occurred on a construction work site since January 2012, please email the information to...

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IBEW Article Supporting the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

By on Sep 28, 2012 in Updates |

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has written an article for the October edition of The Electrical Worker Online. From the article: In the past year and a half, 36 falls occurred involving IBEW members, three of which were fatal, said IBEW Safety Department Director Jim Tomaseski. “So many of our workers are in these conditions every day,” said Tomaseski, “If you’re not paying attention to the rules, following safety procedures, it’s not a matter of if a fall happens, it’s when.” Read the rest of the article...

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News Article from Concrete Construction on ASSE Joining the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

By on Sep 19, 2012 in Updates |

From the article: “Planning ahead, identifying risks, providing training along with the right equipment will help prevent construction worker falls,” [Ron] Sokol said. “The information from the new Fall Prevention Campaign will be invaluable. We urge everyone to share it with their company, friends, co-workers, community, schools and more. We are all part of the solution to help prevent falls.” Read more from the article...

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