National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction was launched in 2012 through the NORA Construction Sector Council with leadership from NIOSH, OSHA and CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training. Each year as part of the campaign, a National Stand-Down is held to focus on fall prevention. Falls are the number one cause of construction-worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of all on-the-job deaths in the industry.

2023 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 1-5.

A variety of campaign materials are available (in Spanish and English) to raise awareness about construction falls and to provide practical information about fall prevention on the official Campaign website. Products include Stand-Down planning tools, fact sheets, infographics, training materials (including toolbox talks), videos, hazard alert cards, and more.


Each year, NIOSH, CPWR, along with the NORA Construction Sector Council Falls Working Group work together to develop a new series of infographics in English and Spanish. View and download the infographics as PDFs or JPEGs for use in social media, presentations, and print materials.

infographic a snapshot of fatal falls
Heat Exposure Infographic


Watch our 2022 Stand-Down Kickoff Video featuring: NIOSH, OSHA, CPWR. Watch our CDC playlist of videos that gives insight into fall safety in the construction industry through many perspectives, from federal programs, to owners, to safety professionals, to workers. For a Spanish only CDC Construction Safety & Health video playlist click here. Also encourage you to check out the CPWR playlist of videos on fall hazards and prevention.

OSHA Protecting NYC Workers from Falls
Partners in Safety: An Insurance and Small Business Perspective
Protecting Our Workers – A Business Perspective
KY FACE Protecting Our Workers
National Safety Stand Down 2018
The NIOSH FACE Program: A Five Year Look-Back
Fall protection allows his men to go home at the end of the day
This safety officer thinks fall protection is achievable
Las Caídas Cuestan; La Historia de un “Safety Man”
The owner of a residential framing company designs safety into each of his job sites
A construction framer talks about protecting his crew from falls
Trabajador de la construcción se protege de las caídas de techo

Campaign Messages

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  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.