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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. The annual observance is marked nationwide by Safety Stand-Downs.

Join the campaign and take part in the 2020 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 4-8, 2020external icon.

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 OSHA’s official Campaign websiteexternal icon. 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 - Fatal Falls Highest in Construction

Infographic - A Snapshot of Fatal Falls in Construction


Watch our 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. In 2019, NIOSH expanded its video series to include OSHA: Protecting NYC Workers from Falls, Partners in Safety: An Insurance and Small Business PerspectiveProtecting Our Workers – A Business Perspective, and Kentucky FACE State Program – Protecting Our Workers.

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OSHA Protecting NYC Workers from Falls

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Partners in Safety: An Insurance and Small Business Perspective

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Protecting Our Workers – A Business Perspective

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KY FACE Protecting Our Workers

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National Safety Stand Down 2018

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The NIOSH FACE Program: A Five Year Look-Back

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Fall protection allows his men to go home at the end of the day

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This safety officer thinks fall protection is achievable

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Las Caídas Cuestan; La Historia de un “Safety Man”

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The owner of a residential framing company designs safety into each of his job sites

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A construction framer talks about protecting his crew from falls

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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.
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Page last reviewed: April 10, 2019