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Prevent Falls through Holes

August 2022
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2022-145
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Summary: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and The Center for Construction Research and Training – CPWR developed the Construction Toolbox Talks series to raise awareness of workplace hazards and how to prevent injuries and illnesses. This series is free and accessible online.  Foremen, supervisors, business owners and safety trainers can use the toolbox talks to lead discussions that focus attention on hazards workers may face that day or week on the job, as well as to supplement or reinforce other safety and health training efforts.

The objective of this toolbox talk series is to keep safety front and center at the worksite.

Each toolbox talk includes a brief explanation of the hazard, a brief, real-life stories, discussion questions, and recaps of important safety points. The back side of each toolbox talk has an illustration of the hazard and solution, and reminders of key steps to avoid an injury or illness.
To add your company logo to the toolbox talks contact CPWR at

Prevent Falls through Holes (2022-145) [PDF – 1 MB]

Suggested Citation

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, The Center for Construction Research and Training, CPWR [2022]. Prevent Falls through Holes Toolbox Talk. By Pfirman D, Cunningham TR, Betit E, Bunting J, Collins S, Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2022-145 (08/2022),

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