During the demolition of a building, a complaint was lodged with UK Health and Safety Executive inspectors, who visited the site and found a worker stripping slates from a fragile roof without any safety measures in place to prevent a fall, or mitigate any potential life-threatening effects as a result of such a fall.
OSHA, NIOSH, NORA, CPWR partner to spread the fall prevention message
May 6, 2015
With this year’s National Fall Safety Stand-Down – which began on Monday – OSHA is hoping to reach even more than the million+ workers who heard the word in the 2014 event, by way of the more than 5,000 construction industry employers who got involved.
The Every Worker, Every Time Initiative works in collaboration with OSHA’s two-week campaign to prevent hazardous falls among construction workers
May 4, 2015
Capital Safety, a global leader in fall protection for construction and other high-risk fields, today announced the kick-off of a national, 10-day fall protection and training program, Every Worker, Every Time, which is devoted to fulfilling the company’s mission: To bring every worker at height home safely, every workday.
Falls-from-ladders are a leading cause of fall injury and death. In the US, more than 500,000 people a year are treated, and about 300 people die, from ladder-related fall injuries. The estimated annual cost of ladder injuries in the US is $11 billion, including work loss, medical, legal, liability, and pain and suffering expenses.
When Jason Anker was 24 years old, he took a roofing job – something he’d had little experience with – working for his father-in-law. Nearing the end of the workday, Anker saw a situation he knew was risky (the ladder he was to use wasn’t tied on), but said nothing.