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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, July 28, 2014

National Safety Stand-Down -- Prevent Falls in Construction

Falls kill – they are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for one-third of on-the-job injury deaths in the industry. Each year in the U.S. more than 200 construction workers are killed and over 10,000 are seriously injured by falls. 

Contractors, workers, and safety professionals across the nation participated in the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls, making huge strides in the fight against the leading cause of death for construction workers.  OSHA estimates that one million workers were educated on fall protection, including how to properly inspect and use protective equipment, and many companies took this opportunity to replace old or worn harnesses and lanyards.  The Stand-Down demonstrates the type of success that can come out of a nationally coordinated effort. 

Read some of the Success Stories

See images from this year's National Safety Stand-Down

View map of fatal on-the-job falls

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