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NIOSH, OSHA and CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training Announce Re-launch of the National Campaign to Prevent Falls

By on Apr 30, 2013 in Updates |

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has posted a press release announcing the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction relaunch. From the release:

“Too many times we hear the phrase, ‘it was an accident.’ We know these incidents are preventable, which means that hundreds of fall-related deaths and thousands of injuries can be prevented,” said Pete Stafford, executive director of CPWR. “Our years of data collection consistently show that falls constitute one-third of all construction fatalities, which makes falls the leading killer of construction workers. We’re eager to re-launch the campaign and see fall protection used when workers are at heights.”

Read the rest of the press release here.