Safety Pays. Falls Cost.

One Stop Stand-Down Shop

In order to make participating in the Stand-Down as easy as possible, we’ve gathered some of our top resources in one location.  Everything you need to conduct a stand-down, including worker handouts, training materials, videos, and posters is available here.

To learn more about what the Stand-Down is and why and how you should participate, visit our About the Stand-Down page.

 

What’s New

Mark Your Calendars: the 2023 Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will be held May 1st-5th, 2023

Highlighted Findings from a CPWR Survey on Underlying Causes of Falls from Heights

Grace Barlet, Rosa Greenberg, and Jessica Bunting. August 2022.
To better understand why serious falls from heights continue to occur with such frequency despite being preventable, CPWR partnered with the ANSI/ASSP Z359 National Work at Heights Task Force and the NORA Construction Sector Council Falls Work Group to survey nearly 500 people who experienced, witnessed, or investigated a workplace fall incident.

Ten Ways to Keep Your Fall Prevention Program Alive All Year Long

Recursos en Español

New Spanish-Language Fall Prevention Playlist / Nueva lista de reproducción sobre las caídas en español

New CPWR/NIOSH Infographics

New NIOSH Video – True Fall Stories: Standing Down for Safety!

2022 NIOSH Falls Science Blog Post

 

About the Campaign

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The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction began in 2012 with construction industry stakeholders seeking a way to raise awareness. Falls from heights are the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in construction, with those coming disproportionately from small residential construction contractors.

Falls kill – they are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for one-third of on-the-job injury deaths in the industry. Each year in the U.S. more than 200 construction workers are killed and over 10,000 are seriously injured by falls.

The goal of this national campaign is to prevent fatal falls from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds by encouraging residential construction contractors to:

-PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.
-PROVIDE the right equipment.
-TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.

Since the inception of the campaign, a new piece has been added: the National Safety Stand-Down.  For information about how to conduct a stand-down, check out the Stand-Down page.

Campaign Sites & Information