From the Desk of Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director
It's Time to Stand-Down
May 8-12: National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Construction Falls
The Fourth Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Construction Falls is only a few days away. Across the country, companies will pause work for toolbox talks, equipment audits, and educational activities addressing this hazard. New to the Stand-Down? CLICK HERE for a video introduction. And please join us Tuesday, May 9 at 2pm for our webinar for the latest research on fall fatalities and fall prevention from our CPWR Quarterly Data Report. (See below for details!)
TOOLS FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
Resources for your 2017 Stand-Down
Still trying to plan activities for next week's Stand-Down to Prevent Construction Falls? Visit www.stopconstructionfalls.com and you'll find infographics, handouts tailored to different construction trades, an interactive map of fatal falls on America's construction sites, and ideas for five days' worth of fall-related activities. You can still order hard hat stickers from the website, too.
CPWR study finds lack of Personal Fall Arrest Systems a leading cause of fatalities
CPWR researchers examined 768 NIOSH FACE (Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation) reports describing construction occupational fatalities. They found that falls accounted for 42% of the deaths described in the FACE reports, and that more than half the workers who died lacked access to Personal Fall Arrest Systems. Fatal falls and PFAS use in the construction industry: Findings from the NIOSH FACE reports appeared in Accident Analysis and Prevention. For a one-page summary of the key findings,CLICK HERE.
NEWS & EVENTS
May 9 @ 2pm ET. CPWR Quarterly Data Report: Fall fatalities and prevention in the construction industry. In support of the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction taking place May 8-12, CPWR recently released a Quarterly Data Report on Fall Injuries and Prevention in the Construction Industry. This webinar will review the main findings of the report and highlight the need to reduce fall injuries and fatalities in construction. CLICK TO REGISTER
Recent CPWR Studies
A national safety stand-down to reduce construction worker falls. Jessica Bunting, Christine Branche, Chris Trahan, and Linda Goldenhar, 2017. Journal of Safety Research