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Videos and On-Demand Webinars

New Podcast: 7th Annual Safety Stand-Down Event

In Episode 4 of CPWR: Construction Safety and Health, Dr. G. Scott Earnest, Associate Director for Construction, Office of Construction Safety and Health at NIOSH, discusses the National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction and its landmark Safety Stand-Down event.  The 7th annual Stand-Down takes place nationwide September 14- 18, 2020. This year may look different​ due to COVID-19, but CPWR, NIOSH, and OSHA have plenty of ideas for participating virtually or at a safe social distance.

Fall Related Webinars

CPWR holds at least one webinar a month on varying topics related to construction safety and health.  For a full list of upcoming events along with previously recorded webinars, visit our Informational Webinar Series page on cpwr.com.

  • Investigating Fall Fatalities: Lessons Learned and Tools for Prevention
    Presenters:
    Hispanic Worker Falls from Residential Roof in North Carolina
    Jennifer E. Lincoln
    NIOSH FACE Program, Surveillance and Field Investigations Branch, Division of Safety Research
    Gutter Installer Dies After Falling from Roof
    Michael Turner , Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
    Kentucky FACE
    Mast Climbing Work Platform Daily Inspection Walkthrough Tool
    LT Bryan Wimer- NIOSH, Division of Safety Research
    September 18th, 2020
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  • Investigating Fall Fatalities and Injury Claims on Prevention Efforts
    Presenters:
    Characteristics of Workers and Employers Involved in Construction Falls – Dr. Todd Schoonover, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, SHARP Program; Washington FACE
    Does Experiencing an Injury Claim Impact Small Construction Company Leaders’ Participation in a Fall Protection Survey? – Dr. David Hurtado, Oregon Health & Science University; Oregon FACE
    Fatal Construction Falls in Michigan: Tracking and Outreach for Prevention – Dr. Anthony Oliveri, Michigan State University, Department of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Michigan FACE
    September 17th, 2020
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  • 2020 Kickoff: National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
    Presenters:
    Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
    John Howard, M.D., NIOSH Director
    Scott Earnest, PhD, PE, CSP, NIOSH, Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health.
    Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA’s Directorate of Construction
    Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director, CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training
    September 14th, 2020
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  • Fall Prevention & Protection in the Roofing Industry
    Introduction by: Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction
    Panel Presenters:
    Thomas Shanahan, CAE, VP Enterprise Risk Management and Executive Education, National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
    Harry Dietz, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, NRCA
    Rich Trewyn, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, NRCA
    Thursday, April 16th, 2020
    Play Recording        Download Presentation           Q&A with the NRCA & OSHA
  • Fall Protection Q&A Panel
    Introduction by: G. Scott Earnest, Acting Director for the Office of Construction Safety and Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    Panel Presenters:
    Thom Kramer, PE, CSP, LJB Inc. Principal & Z359 Accredited Standards Committee Chairman;
    Dan Henn, VP of Operations at Reliance Fall Protection, Vice-Chairman of the ANSI/ASSP Z359 & Chairman of the Z359.14 Subgroup;
    Adam Rubin, Senior Corporate Safety Manager with Zachry Group, member of the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Accredited Standards Committee & Vice-Chairman of the Z359.14 Subgroup;
    Cory Gaye, Chair of ACIG’s Infrastructure Safety Peer Group, and active end user voice at the Z359 and Z359.14 subcommittee meetings
    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
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  • Trends of Fall Injuries and Prevention in the Construction Industry
    Presented by: Sue Dong, Director of CPWR’s Data Center and Jessica Bunting, Assistant Director of CPWR’s r2p Program
    This 45-minute webinar provides a review of the new CPWR Quarterly Data Report on fall injuries in construction.
    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
    Play Recording       Download Presentation        Related Articles     The National Falls Campaign Social Network Analysis – Executive Summary
  • What Happens After a Fall is Arrested?: Suspension Trauma and the Importance of Having a Rescue Plan
    Presented by:
    Mike Kassman, Training Specialist, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research & Training
    Chad Riddleberger, Captain and Technical Rescue Team Lead with Roanoke Fire-EMS, Adjunct Instructor with VA Department of Fire Programs, and Instructor with Spec Rescue International
    Thursday, June 27th, 2019
    NOTE: The presenters on this webinar are sharing their personal experience and are not offering medical advice. In the event of any workplace injury, it is important to seek treatment from a trained medical professional.
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  • The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2019 Safety Stand-Down
    Presented by: Scott Earnest, Deputy Director for the Office of Construction Safety and Health, and Coordinator for the Construction Sector at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    Scott Ketcham, Acting Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction
    Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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  • CPWR Quarterly Data Report: Fall Injuries and Prevention in the Construction Industry
    Presented by: Sue Dong, Director, CPWR Data Center; Gavin West, CPWR Research Analyst; and Jessica Bunting, CPWR Program Associate
    Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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NEW: Videos from NIOSH

Stand Down Stories: Putting Safety First- The Outer Banks, North Carolina
Group, individual and OSHA training is provided as part of a local stand-down in support of the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction annual event. Many of the trainings take a hands-on approach to safety training on ladders, safety harnesses, guardrails, scaffolding, and personal fall arrest systems. Falls are a major safety concern in the construction industry. Large or small, it’s important that your employees go home safely. Employers make your stand down plan now. 

Stand Down Stories: Putting Safety First- Baker Roofing Co., Virginia Beach, VA
The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction campaign events are organized though partnerships with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Center for Construction Research and Training, members of the National Occupational Research Agenda Construction Sector Council, along with other stakeholders including large and small construction firms. Falls are a major safety concern in this industry and others. The Stand-Down events provide a hands-on approach to safety training on topics related to falls, including ladders, safety harnesses, guardrails, scaffolding, lifelines, rope grabs, and personal fall arrest systems. Employers make your stand down plan now. 

Massachusetts FACE: Protecting Our Workers
The Massachusetts Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program is participating in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction this year. Falls are a major safety concern in the construction industry. The Massachusetts FACE program has developed a series of fall prevention brochures, on scaffolding, falls, ladder safety, and personal fall arrest systems that are widely distributed at stand-down events to large and small construction firms. Construction workers and any worker who does elevated work is welcome to attend and participate. www.mass.gov/dph/face

Seguridad en caídas en la construcción: dos historias de trabajadores
Las caídas son la principal causa de muertes de trabajadores de la construcción. Los hispanos son el 29% de la fuerza laboral en la construcción, pero representan el 39% las muertes debidas a caídas desde alturas. Dos trabajadores de la construcción comparten su historia sobre la importancia de trabajar de manera segura para evitar accidentes. Comparten cómo las caídas afectan al trabajabor, a su familia y a los compañeros del trabajo. Recomiendan a todos los que trabajen el la construcción que cada día tomen precauciones para evitar acidentes.

Other Videos

A complete playlist of fall-related videos can be found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuzTg2wYpXWW6QUkDzPJ-PEuBn4GgYzJ1