“CPWR – Campaign To Prevent Falls In Construction” #Construction #Falls

The 2017 Stand-Down May Be Over, but the Campaign Is Year-Round!

May 8-12, 2017 marked the 4th annual National Safety Stand-Down.  Did you participate?  If so, let us know by submitting your Success Story. You can also check out what others did by reading their Success Stories.

While the Stand-Down is the key event in the Falls Campaign, it is important not to lose sight of the fact that falls account for a third of all construction worker fatalities once it’s over.  Consider using the Stand-Down as a jumping off point for a year-round fall protection program.  And if you didn’t participate in this year’s Stand-Down, now is the perfect time to join in on the Campaign and take advantage of all the resources we have to offer!

For ideas on how to craft an ongoing fall protection program, check out 11 Ways to Keep Your Fall Prevention Program Alive All Year Long.

CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training is an international leader in applied research and training for the construction industry, and serves as the National Construction Center for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  CPWR conducts research to identify causes and solutions for safety and health risks on construction jobs that can lead to injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, publicizes the results, encourages the use of solutions, and conducts programs to train instructors in general and specialized safety and health topics.

This national campaign to prevent falls in construction is a government-labor-management partnership including CPWR, NIOSH, OSHA, state government, private industry, trade associations, academia, professional and labor organizations.

The campaign grew out of multi-stakeholder discussions under the auspices of the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) program.  A NORA Construction Sector Council was formed to discuss top priorities for construction safety and health research and practice and to create national efforts to address them.

About The Campaign

Falls kill – they are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for one-third of on-the-job injury deaths in the industry. Each year in the U.S. more than 200 construction workers are killed and over 10,000 are seriously injured by falls.

The goal of this national campaign is to prevent fatal falls from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds by encouraging residential construction contractors to:

  • PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.
  • PROVIDE the right equipment.
  • TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.

Fall Prevention Campaign Partners
NORA Construction Sector Partners

Industry Stakeholders

Labor Stakeholders

 Academia Stakeholders

  • East Carolina University Department of Technology Systems, Occupational Safety
  • Harvard University Department of Environmental Health, Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology
  • West Virginia Safety and Health Extension
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Virginia Tech Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health

Government Stakeholders

  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • OSHA Directorate of Construction
  • Kentucky Department of Labor Office of Standards Interpretation
  • Massachusetts Department of Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program
  • Wisconsin Division of Public Health
  • Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense

Other Stakeholders

Other Fall Prevention Partners

Industry Stakeholders

  • Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas

CPWR: Don’t Fall For It!

Don’t Fall for It! is the result of a CPWR led, multi-stakeholder collaboration to develop attention-grabbing training materials to raise awareness of ladder fall hazards and prevention.

CPWR: Don’t Fall For It!

This 11-minute Don’t Fall For It! DVD features first-person accounts of workers who have fallen from ladders and emotional testimony from the family of a fatal fall victim.

Fact Sheets

Four accompanying fact sheets reinforce the DVD’s step-by-step primer on choosing, inspecting, setting up, and climbing ladders safely.

Don’t Fall For It Impact Card

Training & Other Resources

Campaign Materials

Toolbox Talks





Instruction Materials







Visit Website Here: http://stopconstructionfalls.com/

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