April 28 is recognized around the nation and beyond as Workers' Memorial Day -- the day we remember that each year, more than 4,000 American workers die on the job. In the construction industry, we lose more than our share.
YOU doing to prevent this continuing tragedy?
Falls from height are the leading cause of death in our industry. In 2014 alone, 337 workers died from falls on construction sites; lack of proper fall protection remains the
most frequently cited violation by OSHA. That's why in a few days, employers, workers, unions and safety associations will dedicate time to spreading the word that stopping falls can save lives.
Employers ranging from ENR 400 General Contractors to small residential specialty contractors joined the effort last year, reaching more than 1 million workers. Last year, an expanded effort brought the campaign to 2.5 million workers. This year our goal is to have over 5 million workers participate in Stand-Down activities between May 2 and May 6. Will you join us?
To learn how to participate in the Stand-Down and find resources from CPWR, NIOSH, and OSHA, visit
Stop Construction Falls for information, handouts and digital tools -- including
new infographics you can use in your flyers and share on social media. And download the new Stand-Down mobile app from Harness Software - available free in app stores or at
May 19th @ 2:00pm (ET), 1 hr. --
Understanding & Implementing the New Construction Silica Standard.
On March 25, 2016 OSHA released the new silica standard for the construction industry. This standard, which was decades in the making, will prevent hundreds of deaths and many more illnesses each year. Learn about key provisions in the new standard and a free planning tool to help contractors comply. CLICK TO REGISTER
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CPWR -- The Center for Construction Research and Training is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by North America's Building Trades Unions, AFL-CIO. Working with partners like you in business, labor, government, and the universities, we strive every day to make work safer for the ten million men and women who work in the U.S. construction industry!