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National outreach campaign aims to prevent fatal construction falls

By Pete Stafford
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For three years now, OSHA, NIOSH (the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training have cooperated to build a nationwide Campaign to Prevent Construction Falls.


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National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction begins today

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OSHA is hoping that 25,000 employers and half a million construction workers participate in its National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which starts today and runs through Friday. Reaching that goal means reaching nearly one in ten workers in the industry.


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Report: Most NY construction deaths preventable

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A report released by the New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) indicates that construction is the deadliest industry in the state, and that immigrants comprise half of all construction deaths.


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OSHA to hold national construction stand-down in June

Emphasis will be on fall protection
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OSHA will host a National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention in Construction On June 2-6, in order to raise awareness about the hazards of falls – the leading cause of death in the construction industry.


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CPWR releases construction safety videos based on real-life tragedies

NIOSH FACE reports provide the stories
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The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has used reports produced by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as the basis of three short training videos that vividly illustrate some of the hazards of construction work.


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U.S. construction industry – economics, demographics, more – illustrated in the Construction Chart Book

Green construction, employment outlook, OSHA citations, hazard risks by trade, among new topics in expanded fifth edition
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The Center for Construction Research and Training has released the fifth edition of The Construction Chart Book: The U.S. Construction Industry and Its Workers. The 142-page book presents the most complete data available on all facets of the U.S. construction industry: economic, demographic, employment/income, education/training, and safety and health issues.


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