Today is the first day of this year’s National Safety Stand Down, focusing on falls. Falls are the leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015.
We can’t reduce the number of injuries and fatalities from falls until we understand the hazards and learn how to address them. Facts about fall hazards are highlighted in new resources from OSHA that employers can use in their discussions with employees during the National Safety Stand-Down.
Videos and graphics are a great way to learn and remember fall safety. Two videos have been posted on the Stand-Down homepage and a series of infographics can be downloaded from OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign webpage.
photo credit: OSHA