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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.

Fatality Map 2015 January 2015 through June 30 posted

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The Fatality Map and Falls Map for the first half of 2015 has been posted — check it out here.

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

Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Department of Workplace Standards Safety Stand-Down 2015

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Kentucky 2015 Fall Prevention Campaign

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Program enjoyed a comprehensive and very successful 2015 Fall Prevention Campaign that concentrated on raising awareness of fall hazards, collaboration with partners, training, and a 2 week long Stand-Down in conjunction with OSHA’s National Stand-Down. Read about their efforts here.

US Air Force 2015 Report

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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 here.

New NIOSH FACE Reports

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New NIOSH FACE Reports have been added to our Other Materials. The new ones are listed below:

More FACE reports are available on our Other Materials.