A large scale effort to prevent falls in the construction industry will have its fifth incarnation this year, and its organizers are anticipating a bigger-than-ever event.

Falls are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for 1/3 of on-the-job injuries and deaths in the industry. The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and OSHA are continuing the partnership they began in 2012 to raise awareness of ways to prevent falls.

Growth of the Stand-Down

In 2014, the National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction included the first ever national “stand-down,” in which employers opted to take some time out of the work day to provide employees with vital safety training and information. CPWR Executive Director said last year’s stand-down reached “an astonishing” 2.5 million workers.

An hour-long webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 2 pm (Eastern) will bring together leaders from all three organizations to showcase the past successes of the campaign, as well as to highlight plans for 2016. 

Webinar presenters:

  • Pete Stafford, Executive Director, CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training
  • Christine Branche, Ph.D, Principal Associate Director, NIOSH, and Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health
  • Dean McKenzie, Deputy Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction

Free webinar: The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Get Ready to Stand-Down to Launch the 5th Year of the Campaign

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -- 2 pm (Eastern Time), 1 hr.

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