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Fall Prevention Fact Sheets for Bridge Work

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The ARTBA Work Zone Safety Consortium recently released a series of fall prevention fact sheets for bridge work. Check them out over at the Work Zone Safety website.

 

 

2016 Infographics now available

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Check out the new infographics available now!

National Safety Stand Down Application

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As a campaign partner, Harness, a company that provides modern solutions for managing safety and health, developed a new mobile app that gives contractors and workers easy access to Stand-Down materials from stopconstructionfalls.com and beyond while on the jobsite.  The app also allows users to share activities and post photos from their stand-downs.  Download it through the Apple or Android app stores, or at nationalsafetystanddown.com.

Fatality Map 2015 Updated

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The Fatality Map has been updated to include all of 2015. If you’re interested in viewing the data or other information relating to our Fatality Maps, see the Fatality Mapping Project page.

If you are aware of a recent work-related construction fatality, please email fatalitymap@cpwr.com to let us know.

New Materials available for the 2016 National Safety Stand-Down

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standdown imageNew materials in support of the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction are available! Check out  the 2016 OSHA Stand-Down video – available in both English and Spanish (Español) and the new posters, also available in both English and Spanish (Español).

Two new articles on the 2016 Stand-Down

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ISHN and Safety + Health Magazine are both covering the 2016 National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction.

From ISHN:

Falls are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for 1/3 of on-the-job injuries and deaths in the industry. The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and OSHA are continuing the partnership they began in 2012 to raise awareness of ways to prevent falls.

From Safety and Health Magazine:

Worker involvement in the stand-downs grew from 770,000 in 2014 to more than 1 million in 2015 – a 35 percent increase, according to the CPWR report. However, these figures are based on an OSHA database in which participants printed out completion certificates. CPWR estimates the true number of worker participants reached in 2015 alone was about 2.5 million.

 

Analysis of 2014 and 2015 Stand-Downs

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Click here for an analysis of the 2014 and 2015 Stand-Down based on data collected from OSHA’s certificate of participation website.

Six State OH Surveillance Programs Supporting the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) supports state health departments and universities to develop and maintain ongoing occupational health surveillance programs and activities. They then share this information and promote public access to occupational health outputs produced by the states through a State-based Occupational Health Surveillance Clearinghouse. Through this process, NIOSH has received some great information on the 2015 stand-down activities of several different states.  Activities ranged from hosting speakers and conducting fall prevention training to widespread email outreach and new resource creation. Read about the successful events and efforts that happened in Kentucky, Oregon, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, and Iowa here.