Don’t Fall For It: The National Fall Safety Stand Down Aims to Reduce Construction Falls

While falls from heights often are a focus in construction, falls to the same level can be fatal and should be included in your fall safety training.
While falls from heights often are a focus in construction, falls to the same level can be fatal and cause thousands of serious injuries a year as well and should be included in your fall safety education and training.

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 351 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2020 (BLS data), which is why OSHA holds the National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction every year. This year, the stand down is May 2-6.

In 2020, 805 workers died in falls, and 211,640 were injured badly enough to require days off of work. Workers don’t have to fall from a high level to suffer fatal injuries; 136 workers were killed in falls on the same level in … Read more...

National Fall Safety Stand-Down, OSHA Alliance, BSSE Hotline and More!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Top Risk Factors for the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry
  • OSHA & NCTE Form Aliance to Protect Transgender Workers
  • National Fall Safety Stand-Down
  • BSSE Announces Hotline for Near-Misses for Offshore Oil & Gas Operations

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • Top Risk Factors for Upstream Oil & Gas Industry. Click here
  • OSHA and NCTE form alliance to protect safety, health of transgender workers. Click here.
  • National Fall Safety Stand-Down. Click here
  • Bureau of Safety and Environmental
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