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Mass. releases fall prevention info for contractors

Preventing serious injuries and fatalitiesThe Massachusetts FACE Project—in conjunction with the national Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction, and with input from local industry and labor safety experts, contractors, and researchers—has updated and published a series of four residential construction fall prevention brochures for contractors.

Brochure topics include myths about falls, ladder safety, scaffold safety and personal fall arrest systems, and all are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

The first phase of brochure dissemination has been through building permit offices in cities and towns throughout the state (over 6,000 copies requested to date), worker centers, and training programs such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, as well as being posted to the Web.

Click here to access the Massachusetts fall prevention materials.

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