Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New videos and infographics provide facts on falls

The Facts on Falls: Falls are the leading cause of death among construction workers. 350 construction workers suffered a fatal fall in 2015. More than 1 in 3 fatal falls in construction in 2015 were just 15 feet or less. Almost 1 in 4 fatal falls were from ladders. BLS data 2015 OSHA.gov/stopfallsFalls are the leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015. These and other facts about fall hazards are highlighted in new resources from OSHA that employers can use in their discussions with employees during the National Safety Stand-Down. Two videos have been posted on the Stand-Down homepage and a series of infographics can be downloaded from OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign webpage. We also encourage posting of the new videos and infographics on social media using the hashtag #StandDown4Safety.