Safety Pays. Falls Cost.

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.

Videos –

  • Safety Pays. Falls Costs – Hear how the ownerAn Owners Story 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 Skylightscalifornia face picture EnglishSpanish (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 FallA simple task 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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Check out CPWR’s Fatality Mapsinteractive 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.

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.