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Falls remain the leading cause of death among construction workers, accounting for 1 out of 3 construction fatalities – with residential workers and roofers at an even higher than average risk.
Thousands more construction workers suffer serious injuries because they lack the right safety equipment, the knowledge, and training to prevent falls, or both.
To prevent construction falls, the National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction was launched through the NORA Construction Sector Council in 2012 with leadership from NIOSH, OSHA, and CPWR. The cornerstone of the campaign is the National Safety Stand-Down where employers and workers take a break to focus on preventing falls.
This year, business leaders, labor organizations, community groups, and other construction industry stakeholders will participate in virtual or socially-distanced Stand-Down events from September 14–18. To kick-off the week, leaders from OSHA, NIOSH and CPWR will share some of the latest data trends and new fall prevention resources to use during the Stand-Down week and beyond. Register now, so you don’t miss out!