Prevent Construction Falls from Roofs, Ladders, and Scaffolds

April 2019
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2019-128


Falls are the leading cause of construction worker deaths on the job. This fact sheet gives recommendations, reports, and resources to help employers, safety professionals, and workers prevent fall injuries and deaths from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds.

This document was updated on May 2, 2019 with an improved image.

Page last reviewed: April 11, 2019