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Posts made in July, 2015

US Air Force 2015 Report

By on Jul 8, 2015 in Updates |

This report summarizes the worldwide Air Force activities held during 2015 Fall Protection Focus Weeks sponsored by Air Force Ground Safety. This effort was developed in support of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s campaign, “National Safety Stand-Down,” and reached 1,542,912 total individuals. Read the rest of the report...

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New NIOSH FACE Reports

By on Jul 6, 2015 in Updates |

New NIOSH FACE Reports have been added to our Other Materials. The new ones are listed below: A 53-Year-Old Male Iron Foreman Dies After Fall From Steel Decking – Kentucky A Metal Fabrication and Finishing Foreman Dies After 25 Foot Fall at a Commercial Building Site – Kentucky Carpenter Falls from Ladder – Washington; Fatality Narrative as a Slideshow Hispanic worker falls from residential roof – North Carolina Laborer Falls 55 to 75 Feet to the Ground While Spray Painting Grain Bins – Kentucky Municipal Electrician Dies after Falling out of an Aerial Lift Truck’s Raised Bucket after It Was Struck by a Semi-Tractor Trailer – Massachusetts Painter Died When Elevated Scissor Lift Tipped to Side When Tire Entered Pavement Depression – Michigan Roofer Dies After Gust of Wind Knocks Him And A Co-Worker Off Roof – Kentucky Roofer Killed After Falling From a Ladder Lowered From a School Roof – New Jersey Tower Technician Killed When Guyed Tower Collapsed – New York NIOSH-Funded Program and Stakeholders Work to Prevent Falls from Temporary Wooden Platforms on Bridge Decks Vineyard worker killed in fall from trailer – Oregon Hispanic Laborer Killed When Struck By Falling Plywood on a Commercial Construction Site – Kentucky Laborer Dies after Falling Through 40-Foot High Roof of Recycling Facility – New Jersey Construction Worker Falls 14 Feet from a Beam onto Concrete and Suffers Serious Brain Injury, Washington; Fatality Narrative as a Slideshow More FACE reports are available on our Other Materials....

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NIOSH FACE 2015 Activities

By on Jul 6, 2015 in Updates |

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program is a research program designed to identify and study fatal occupational injuries. The goal of the FACE program is to prevent occupational fatalities across the nation by identifying and investigating work situations at high risk for injury and then formulating and disseminating prevention strategies to those who can intervene in the workplace. NIOSH FACE is currently targeting investigations of deaths associated with machinery, deaths of foreign born workers, energy production, and falls in construction. Currently, nine State health or labor departments have cooperative agreements with NIOSH for conducting surveillance, targeted investigations, and prevention activities at the state level using the FACE model.  Falls in construction is one of the program’s current focuses, all 9 of the active FACE states have been extremely engaged in the National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction.  Read more about their participation in the 2015 Campaign and specific Safety Stand-Down activities in this...

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