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Success Stories

As you can see on our Campaign Partners page, the national campaign seeks to engage organizations, worker safety groups, construction companies, and other stakeholders on both a national and local level. We are eager to see our partners conducting activities to raise awareness about fall hazards and protection and to educate contractors and workers on how to prevent falls on jobsites.

When we hear about a dynamic campaign that produced good results, we often create a “Success Story” – a short report with photos describing what the partner groups did and what they achieved. Take a moment to read a few Success Stories for ideas on activities you can conduct in your state or region. And if you are engaged in any activities to promote fall prevention on your jobsite or in your community, sign up to share your success story or let us know about them at falls@cpwr.com!

UCOR Holds Multi-Site Stand-Down

Above: A volunteer helps demonstrate proper use of a Personal Fall Arrest System.

Above: A volunteer helps demonstrate proper use of a Personal Fall Arrest System.

As a company that takes safety seriously, UCOR has participated in the National Safety Stand‐Down for the last three years. In 2017, they reached approximately 1,500 employees on five different work sites, conducting a variety of activities over several days. Read the rest of this success story here (PDF).

North Dakota Contractor Stands Down for Fall Safety

A CO2 tank is delivered to the urea plant project

Brock Services, a contractor who provides construction and maintenance services, including scaffolding, painting, insulation, shoring, lead and asbestos abatement, and fireproofing, participated in a fall prevention stand down at a urea production project near Beulah, North Dakota. Brock’s 120 employees joined other contractors at the site for an 800 person stand‐down. Click here to read more about the Brock Services stand-down in North Dakota.

Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council Success Story

Through the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council, more than 30 organizations and 7,000 employees participated in stand down events! Read more about the successes and activities of the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council.

Lamar Advertising Donates National Ad Space to the Campaign

lamar advertising

Lamar Advertising Company has generously donated national billboard space to OSHA as part of the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction.  Above, a billboard located in Stratford, CT displays an ad promoting the National Safety Stand-Down.

Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council Fall Protection Inspection Stand Down

Construction managers took the lead improve worker safety in a big way: a month-long stand down to learn how to completely inspect fall protection equipment, then conduct a thorough inspection of all parts of their fall protection system. Read about the surprising results these 10 members of the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council achieved, and get tips to set up a similar inspection stand down for your company.

Kentucky Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

Campaign partner Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Department of Workplace Standards have released their campaign successes into a PDF. The Kentucky Labor Cabinet developed flyers on different topics on preventing falls in construction, which addressed aerial lifts, personal protective equipment, scaffolds, to name just a few of the topics. The campaign message was also promoted through the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s social media outlets and on their web page. Read more about their efforts here.

Massachusetts Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

Falls campaign partner Massachusetts Department of Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program’s story of the fall campaign and how they have worked to reach construction workers is now available as a PDF. The Massachusetts Department of Health was able to team up with local transit to get campaign posters on buses, work with permit offices to distribute campaign information, and provide fall protection training to 350 at-risk roofers, free of charge. Read the story of their successes here.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Radio PSA

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) radio station, WNAA 90.1 will be airing a PSA regarding falls in construction. The spot, produced by NCAT student volunteers, targets construction workers to let them know that falls in construction are preventable. WNAA reaches 13 counties between North Carolina and western Virginia, as well as a large national internet following. Listen to it here. 

Montgomery County Public Transit Campaign

Campaign falls poster appears on Montgomery County, Maryland Ride-On buses in March 2013, being the first public transit system to spread the word on the campaign. Thank you to campaign partner Montgomery County Government!

Habitat for Humanity Fall Protection Case Study

Habitat for Humanity is known for its volunteers – many with no knowledge of construction – who help remodel and build new housing for those in need. So the organization takes steps to ensure the safety of its volunteers.

CPWR Researcher Vicki Kaskutas documented the process of incorporating fall protection into the entire building process on a St. Louis Habitat project. Kaskutas tracked the director’s collaboration with local businesses and professionals, including a tool rental company, an engineer, and machine shop, then noted all solutions he implemented to construct a two-story home with basement – using fall protection in every situation that arose. Read the case study here.

Roof on the St. Louis Habitat for Humanity

Roof on the St. Louis Habitat for Humanity was built on the ground then lifted into place with a crane. Note use of fall protection for workers finishing the roof: guardrails.

USAF Occupational Safety Fall Prevention Focus

Each year the U.S. Air Force promotes an extensive Fall Prevention Focus in an effort to remind and educate all Airmen on fall prevention and risks associated with working at heights. The goal is to reduce the number of fall-related mishaps both on and off-duty. Building on past successes, the 2017 Fall Prevention Focus was expanded to include falls on the same level and ladder safety.

This year’s AF Fall Prevention Focus was held 8-19 May, 2017, in conjunction with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) National Safety Stand-Down week. The Focus encompassed the entire Air Force family, to include Active Duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, civilians, contractors, family members and was designed to be very simple. Airmen were encouraged to take a brief break during their work day to discuss fall prevention measures, equipment and policies with their supervisors. Air Force Safety Center (AFSEC) Occupational Safety also partnered with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), further highlighting the Air Force fall prevention efforts. Read more about the USAF Stand-Down here.

Massachusetts Public Transportation Campaign

A Massachusetts-tailored Campaign poster appears on a subway car in greater Boston. Campaign posters are also up on regional transit bus routes throughout the state. All ad space was donated and posters will run from April – June as part of a multi-layered state-based initiative to promote the Campaign.

Massachusetts Public Transporation Advertisement

 

If you put on a successful Stand-Down and would like us to publish your story, let us know here.

For more detailed data analysis on the National Safety Stand-Down check out our 2021 evaluation report and factsheet