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Fall Experience Survey to Identify Root Causes of Falls from Heights

[Also available in Spanish/en Español]

Despite ongoing efforts by safety & health professionals and industry stakeholders to improve awareness and use of fall prevention and protection solutions, falls continue to be the leading cause of death in the construction industry. According to recent occupational data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 401 construction workers died from falls to a lower level in 2019. To better understand and prevent both fatal and non-fatal falls, more information is needed about their root causes.

So, we’re asking you to tell us about a fall incident or incidents that you experienced, witnessed, or investigated.

CPWR worked closely with the ANSI Z359 National Work at Heights Task Force and the NORA Construction Sector Council Falls Work Group to develop the survey, which aims to fill in some of the gaps in information available on common underlying causes of falls from heights. We hope to better understand the needs of the industry and the intricacies of how different organizational, human, and physical factors can interact to cause a fall. For more information about the survey and its goals, you can view our on-demand webinar, Identifying Common Root Causes of Falls from Heights.

The survey is completely voluntary and anonymous. No attempt will be made to connect a response back to the individual. Click here to complete the survey as many times as you’d like. The survey will remain open through Friday, May 14th, 2021.