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Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction
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Falls are the number one cause of construction-worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of on-the-job deaths in the industry. On April 26, 2012, NIOSH, OSHA, and CPWR–The Center for Construction Research and Training together launched a National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction. The Campaign seeks to raise awareness among workers and employers about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls can be prevented.

Join the campaign and take part in the 2019 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction: May 6-10, 2019

Each year, starting in 2016, as part of the National Campaign to Prevent Construction Falls, NIOSH, and CPWR work together to develop a new series of infographics both in English and Spanish. View and download the infographics as PDFs or JPEGs for use in social media, presentations, and print materials.

Falls Stand Down Poster

A variety of campaign materials are available to raise awareness about construction falls and to provide practical information about fall prevention are available on the Campaign website. These include posters, fact sheets, training materials, stickers, and more.

Watch our playlist of videos that gives insight into fall safety in the construction industry through many perspectives, from owner to safety man, to worker. Listen to our 2018 Five Year National Safety Stand-Down Look Back Videos. The first video highlights perspectives from NIOSH, OSHA, the U.S. Air Force, BrandSafway, Clark Construction and several states. The second video is focused on the role of the NIOSH FACE states. Listen to our 2018 joint CPWR-NIOSH-OSHA webinar, The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2018 Safety Stand-Down by clicking here or download the slides here.

  • National Falls down poster
  • NIOSH Face Proram
  • Construction worker inside a wood building frame
  • Construction worker inside a wood building frame
  • Construction worker inside a wood building frame
  • Seated person in front of a map
  • Construction worker in front of a wood building frame
  • Construction worker in a safety harness

Campaign Messages

The Campaign uses a variety of strategies to reach key construction audiences with three main messages:

  1. Contractors and workers can plan together, before every job, to work safely at heights.
  2. Contractors must provide the right equipment for working at heights, and workers need to use that equipment.
  3. Contractors and workers need to be trained to use the equipment and to work safely.

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