Two new articles on the 2016 Stand-Down
ISHN and Safety + Health Magazine are both covering the 2016 National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction.
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.
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.