Safety Pays. Falls Cost.


ACTA Safety Two Week Training Initiative in the Greater Phoenix, AZ area

By on Jun 4, 2013 in Press, Updates |

ACTA Safety has begun a two week training initiative in the Phoenix, AZ area. They hope to reach at least 100 workers by the end of the week, educating workers on both the dangers of falls and heat awareness, with training materials being provided in both English and Spanish. The training is at various Maracay Homes Communities in the Phoenix, AZ area. The training began this morning, June 4th. Below is a photograph of workers gathered to watch a training video.             Are you holding an event that uses Fall Campaign materials? Need materials support or want to be featured on the blog? Email and we’ll help you...

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The Cost of Falls and What You Can Do to Stop Them from the National Law Review

By on Jun 3, 2013 in Press, Updates |

The National Law Review has an article, The Cost of Falls and What You Can Do to Stop Them. From the article: Worker injuries, illnesses and deaths don’t just hurt workers, families, co-workers and communities. They also take a great toll on our economy. Our nation’s largest provider of workers compensation data — the National Council on Compensation Insurance — found that from 2005 to 2007, 38 states reported that falls from elevations cost insured roofers $54 million per year. The average cost to an employer when a roofer falls from an elevation is about $106,000 per injured roofer – that’s enough to put a small roofing company out of business. Read the rest of the article...

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Virginia Tech Researcher Supports Campaign to Reduce Construction Falls — Article from Construction Magazine Network

By on May 31, 2013 in Press, Updates |

An article from Construction Magazine Network details why an associate professor of wood engineering at Virginia Tech is supporting the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction. From the article: “I wanted to encourage other construction industry groups to learn about safety and some of the current research on protecting workers,” said Hindman, who co-directs Virginia Tech’s Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health Research. “Engineers and architects have a special role to play in encouraging safety, and the purpose of this issue is to highlight that role.” Read the rest of the article...

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