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Posts made in January, 2013

Fatality Map for has been finalized 2012

By on Jan 29, 2013 in Updates |

The Fatality Map for 2012 has been finalized. Our records show 594 fatalities for 2012, including 197 fatal falls.  For more information about how this data is collected, please click here. If you are aware of a construction worksite fatality that has occurred since January 2013, please email...

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Blueprints interview with Carl Heinlein and R. Ronald Sokol about the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

By on Jan 23, 2013 in Updates |

From the Blueprints, a technical publication of ASSE’s construction practice specialty, comes an interview about the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction. From the interview: It is critical that any end user use any or all of the various campaign information to best fit their operations and employees. Many free resources are also available that can help individuals develop the best approach, but for those who use the information for the first time, it never hurts to see what the employees understand and retain. Provide the right equipment and train everyone on the three tenets—Plan, Provide and Train. Read the rest of the interview here. (Reprinted with permission. Originally published in the Vol. 12 No. 1 issue of Blueprints, the Construction Practice Specialty’s technical publication. For more information on ASSE’s practice specialties, visit...

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OSHA News Brief details phone banking effort for Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

By on Jan 23, 2013 in Updates |

From the news brief “Stop Falls, Save Lives”: A team of five Spanish speaking members of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration participated in an informational phone bank at Univision 45’s studios in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 25. Their mission: to inform the public about OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign and other ways to keep workers safe. Falls are the leading cause of construction fatalities, and account for more than a third of all deaths in the construction industry. The OSHA representatives fielded approximately 360 calls during the 5-1/2-hour phone bank. To read the news brief, click here. If you want to view a slideshow from the event, click here. Want to put on an event in conjunction with the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction? Please email falls@cpwr.com to let us...

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OHS Online Article — “Construction Fall Fatalities Can Be Prevented”

By on Jan 23, 2013 in Updates |

Brad Evanoff and Vicki Kaskutas have written an article for Occupational Health & Safety Online on preventing falls in construction: The statistics are grim. Falls are the number one killer of construction workers, accounting for approximately one-third of construction fatalities. A typical day sees one construction worker fall to his or her death on the job, with several more hurt and hospitalized. Most studies suggest residential construction is even more hazardous than commercial construction. That’s why OSHA has launched a campaign to prevent falls in construction and why OSHA has a new, stringent fall protection policy for residential construction sites.  Read the rest of the article...

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NIOSH eNewsletter highlights Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction as a successful partnership

By on Jan 10, 2013 in Updates |

In the NIOSH eNewsletter portion called “From The Director’s Desk,” Dr John Howard highlights the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction as a success of partnership in action: The Fall Prevention Campaign provides an example of our success in marshaling diverse partners to disseminate and use strategies on a large scale that would be difficult for any one agency, company, union, or professional safety organization to undertake alone. Read the rest the Director’s note...

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