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Posts made in July, 2013

Fatality Map for 2013 (January 1 through June 30) Available

By on Jul 30, 2013 in Updates |

The fatality and fatal falls maps have been updated to include the second quarter of 2013. You can view them at the Fatality Mapping page. If you are aware of a construction worksite fatality that has occurred since January 2013, please email fatalitymap@cpwr.com. For more information see the Fatality Mapping Project...

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Preventing Fatalities on the Jobsite

By on Jul 26, 2013 in Updates |

A new article from Builder Online highlights the efforts of the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction. From the article: The United States ranks third among industrialized countries in construction fatalities per 100,000 workers. And jobsite falls continue to be the greatest causes of injuries and fatalities for construction workers. Read the rest of the article at their...

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Article from NECA on NIOSH Ladder Safety App

By on Jul 23, 2013 in Updates |

  From NECA comes an article about NIOSH’s new Ladder Safety App! From the article: “It’s easy to misjudge the ladder angle. If the ladder is set too steeply, it is more likely to fall back or slide away during use. If it is set too shallow then the bottom can slide out.  This app removes the guesswork, and it’s very quick to check,” Rivera said. Rivera also reminds electrical workers to check the PPE Selector before beginning work on extension ladders, as additional safety precautions may be necessary. Read the rest of the article here or download the app through NIOSH’s...

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Quit raining wrenches on your co-workers: An objects-at-heights webinar

By on Jul 18, 2013 in Updates |

July 24, 2013: Quit raining wrenches on your co-workers: An objects-at-heights webinar will occur from 1 PM to 2 PM Eastern Standard Time, featuring Nate Bohmbacha Product Manager from the company Ergodyne and moderated by Kyle W. Morrison, Senior Associate Editor at Safety+Health magazine. For more information and to sign up, visit this web...

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Preventing Falls through Skylights from CA FACE is now available in Spanish

By on Jul 18, 2013 in Updates |

Preventing Falls Through Skylights, Spanish (Español) – “Everybody seems to think that we’re invincible.  At least I used to think that.” So begins a digital story about Joe, a 45-year old roofing supervisor in California who died tragically after he fell through a warehouse roof skylight while on the job.  He fell 30 feet onto a floor, and died from his injuries. OHB’s California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (CA/FACE) program produced a five-minute digital story with two of Joe’s co-workers highlighting the events that led up to his death and what could have been done to prevent it.  The moving video will be used by roofers and others in trainings to prevent similar fatalities from occurring.  Watch the skylight video in either English or Spanish...

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