Day One: Monday
Share real life stories! Use examples of contractors who are doing fall protection right, or alternately, of workers who have been injured or killed in a fall to drive the message home.
- Safety Pays. Falls Costs – Hear how the owner of this residential framing company designs safety into each of his job sites. John LeBlanc talks about what happened when one of his workers died from a fall on a LeBlanc job site. The death had a profound effect on LeBlanc, and led to a complete restructuring of his company’s safety procedures. He started from scratch but you don’t have to.
- A construction framer talks about protecting his crew from falls(4 mins) -Mike Pelky is a residential rough framer working in Arizona. His company designed and instituted a fall safety program. Mike was there from the start. In this video he shares how they did it and why he thinks fall protection is a good idea.
- Preventing Falls Through Skylights– English; 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.
- A Simple Task – Fatal Ladder Fall – This 2 minute video using photos and animation recreates the real-life series of events that led to the death of a 33-year-old construction worker from a ladder fall — and how it could have been prevented.
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- La seguridad paga, las caídas cuestan (Spanish) – Hear from a roofer in the residential construction industry on the importance of using fall protection.
- La Salud no Tiene Precio. Construcción: Protéjase en el Trabajo. (Spanish) – Hear from a roofer in the residential construction industry on risks he faces daily on the job.
Check out CPWR’s Fatality Maps – interactive maps pinpoint fall-related fatalities across the US and share news reports and information about those killed.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Reports and Products –
Investigations conducted through the FACE program allow the identification of factors that contribute to these fatal injuries. This information is used to develop comprehensive recommendations for preventing similar deaths. Below is a list of fall-related FACE reports.
- Construction Laborer Dies After Falling Through Temporary Bridge “Catch” Platform, 75 Feed To Ground – New Jersey
- Falls From Scaffolds can be Prevented – Michigan
- A Day Laborer Dies When He Falls from a Scaffold
- A House Painter Dies When He Falls Through a Roof Opening – California
- A Roofing Supervisor Dies When He Falls Through a Skylight – California
- Municipal Lead Custodian Dies in Fall from Mobile Scaffolding – Massachusetts
- Carpenter Feel from the Roof of a Single Family Home Under Construction – Massachusetts
- A Day Laborer Dies When He Falls Off a Scaffold – California
- A Plumber Dies When He Falls from the Second Floor of a Building after Stepping on Unsupported Plywood Formwork – California
- Laborer Dies When He Falls 35 Feet From a Scaffold After Being Electrocuted – California
- Roofer Dies After Falling from Ladder or Roof – Washington
- Carpenter Died from Extension Ladder Fall – Michigan
- Painter Falls from Stepladder – Washington
- Laborer Falls Through Roof Opening – Washington; Fatality Narrative as slideshow
- Construction Laborers Fell From Ladder – Iowa
- Steel Worker Falls from High Bridge and Dies – Kentucky
- Carpet Installer Dies After Falling 30 Feet at a Commercial Job Site – Washington– Youtube Video about Carpet Installer Incident
- Master Stonemason Dies in a 30-foot Fall From a Handmade Work Platform Attached to a Powered Industrial Truck – New York
Success Stories from the 2015 Stand-Down – Share examples of organizations, worker safety groups, construction companies, and other stakeholders that engaged in last year’s stand-down and produced results.