Thursday, September 6, 2012

NIOSH/OSHA Fall Prevention Campaign

“Safety pays. Falls cost.” That’s the slogan of the new national fall prevention campaign launched by NIOSH, OSHA, CPWR and the NORA Construction Sector Council. According to the BLS, more than 10,000 construction workers were hurt and another 225 killed at work in 2010 after falling from a height. In fact, falls from heights cause the second-highest rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work. Offering both an abundance of resources and volunteer opportunities, the new campaign hopes to lower these numbers with three simple steps to preventing falls: plan, provide and train. For more information or to join the campaign, visit