Thirty-six Illinois workers have died on the job since Jan. 1, 2016. That’s an average of one life lost each week in the Prairie State, and it represents a 28 percent increase in workplace deaths since 2013. Struck-by hazards and falls in construction and other industries combined to account for the majority of workplace fatalities.
Turner Construction wants workers "to go home safely every day"
September 26, 2016
Turner Construction Company in Northlake, Illinois has established a partnership with OSHA to help protect employees who will be building the CH2 Data Center in Northlake. The partnership includes trade unions and 15 subcontractors, with a combined workforce of more than 500 employees.
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 337 of the 874 construction fatalities recorded in 2014 (BLS preliminary data). Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2014.
Leading fall protection and safety specialists tour U.S. to educate construction workers about fall protection and dropped object prevention during 2016 National Safety Stand-Down
April 12, 2016
3M’s Capital Safety will host fall protection demonstrations throughout the U.S. May 2-6, 2016, during OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down. Capital Safety has historically been involved in OSHA’s Stand Down and is proud to participate in this campaign to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry about the serious dangers of falls and dropped objects.
South Progress LLC apparently isn't making much progress in protecting its employees from fall hazards. OSHA inspectors, acting under the agency’s Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction*, found South Progress employees doing framing work without fall protection at a residential community in Santa Rosa, Florida.