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Two new articles on the 2016 Stand-Down

By on Feb 12, 2016 in Updates |

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....

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New materials now available from the FACE program

By on Nov 17, 2015 in Updates |

The following materials have been made available and posted on the stop construction falls website: Construction Worker Falls 14 Feet from a Beam onto Concrete and Suffers Serious Brain Injury – Washington;  Fatality Narrative as slide show Hispanic Roofers Fall Protection Failed Causing Him to Fall 29.91 Feet to his Death – Kentucky Roofer Falls 20 Feet from Roof- Washington; Fatality Narrative as slide show Temporary Worker Fell from a Fixed Ladder inside a Building Being Renovated – Massachusetts This website on preventing falls from ladders at work has also been made available: NJ FACE – Ladder Safety on the Job Website (Español) The New Jersey FACE program has also been made available a study on fall protection for small residential...

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Six State OH Surveillance Programs Supporting the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

By on Aug 13, 2015 in Updates |

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...

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