Prevent Construction Falls from Roofs, Ladders, and Scaffolds

(Updated May 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 November 15, 2019 with an improved scaffold image.

Page last reviewed: November 15, 2019