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Building a local "Safety Pays, Falls Cost" campaign: a how-to guide for partners joining the national fall prevention campaign.

CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training
Silver Spring, MD: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2013 May; :1-19
Welcome to the National Campaign! Thanks for becoming a partner in the national Campaign to Prevent Construction Falls. Your work is of great importance, because falls are the No. 1 cause of death on construction sites and a leading cause of serious injuries. The more people who know this information - and will act on it by informing construction professionals in their circles - the more likely we are to see a reduction in deaths and injuries. Any help in spreading word of this campaign and safety information is vital to us - and to all nine million construction workers across our nation. Who we are: The Safety Pays, Falls Cost Campaign is a joint effort of two federal agencies, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), plus a private non-profit organization, CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training. These three groups became the organizers of a campaign to prevent fatal falls at the request of the Construction Sector of the NORA Council, a group of businesses, large professional associations, building trade unions, and individual safety and health consultants, who discuss and advise NIOSH in its National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). The Facts: Why we're doing this campaign: Falls from heights are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Year after year, fatal falls top the list; they consistently account for one-third of all construction deaths. In 2010, fall injuries were responsible for 267 construction worker deaths. Your support can help prevent these deaths - and tens of thousands of serious injuries. The national Safety Pays, Falls Cost Campaign was launched in 2012. While our campaign seeks to prevent falls in all areas of construction, we are focusing efforts on small residential construction settings - and we are targeting falls from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs. We invite you to join this effort by helping reach small construction contractors, workers and other related employers in your community to reduce injuries and save lives. This document provides you with information about how you can develop your own Safety Pays, Falls Cost Campaign in your community or region. The campaign is built around three key areas: Plan: Plan to work safely at heights before every job. Provide: Provide the right equipment for working at heights. Train: Train workers to use the proper equipment to work safely at heights. We need your help for the campaign to be effective. So let's get started!
Construction; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Training; Education; Occupational-safety-programs; Fall-protection; Work-environment; Work-practices; Work-analysis; Job-analysis; Safety-climate; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-programs
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Cooperative Agreement; Construction
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Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-009762; B20130801
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Building a local "Safety Pays, Falls Cost" campaign: a how-to guide for partners joining the national fall prevention campaign
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CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland