Safety Pays. Falls Cost.

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

Keep Your Fall Prevention Program Alive All Year Long

The 2019 Stand-Down may be over, but fall prevention should be highlighted on jobsites all year long!  For ways to build off the momentum of the annual Stand-Down, check out these ideas.

If you missed the official Stand-Down, but would like to hold one on your jobsite(s), learn more here.


A Social Network Analysis of the Falls Campaign

The reach of this Campaign and the National Safety Stand-Down has been extensive – with millions of workers pausing work to learn more about fall prevention and staying safe on the job.  But what exactly has made it so successful? How has word spread so that so many companies participate each and every year?  To find out, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research & Training worked with the Center on Network Science (CNS) at the University of Colorado Denver, to conduct a Social Network Analysis (SNA) on the network of partners that has been developed through the Falls Campaign.  SNA is a process of mapping and measuring the relationships and flows of information between people, groups, and organizations.

To learn more about which groups and organizations are participating in the Campaign, how they are engaging with one another, and what the benefits and challenges have been, check out this Executive Summary.