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CDC - Directory of NIOSH Construction Resources - Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

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Stop Construction Falls

Announcements: Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction — United States, 2012

1 out of every 3 deaths (32%) [PDF-1MB] in construction is due to falls, the leading cause of work-related injury deaths.

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Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction

This national campaign to prevent construction-worker falls was launched on April 26, 2012. The Campaign encourages everyone in the construction industry to work safely and use the right equipment to reduce falls.  Special emphasis and activity will focus on residential construction contractors and workers.


Falls are the number one cause of construction-worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of on-the-job injury deaths in the industry.1 To turn this problem around, we need to promote the use of fall prevention practices by contractors and construction workers. 
The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction grew out of multi-stakeholder discussions under the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) program. The NORA Construction Sector Council, a government-labor-management partnership, conceived the Campaign to reduce falls from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds. 

triangular safety sign with rooftop construction worker silhouette

Campaign Messages

The Campaign uses a variety of strategies to reach key construction audiences with three main messages:
  1. Contractors and workers can plan together, before every job, to work safely at heights.
  2. Contractors must provide the right equipment for working at heights, and workers need to use that equipment.
  3. Contractors and workers need to be trained to use the equipment and to work safely. 
A variety of campaign materials are available to raise awareness about construction falls and to provide practical information about fall prevention.  These will include posters, fact sheets, training materials, stickers, and more. New materials will be released on a regular basis over the course of the campaign. 
Materials and resources are available on the Campaign website, www.stopconstructionfalls.comExternal Web Site Icon, hosted by CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and TrainingExternal Web Site Icon (the NIOSH-funded National Construction Center). Check back often to see what’s new!

For More Information

To become a Campaign partner and to see more Campaign materials: www.stopconstructionfalls.comExternal Web Site Icon
For Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program (FACE) reports on construction falls, please see the indexes for NIOSH and State-based reports: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/face/
For information on NIOSH falls-related research: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/falls/
To get more information from OSHA on preventing falls in construction, and order publications: www.osha.gov/stopfallsExternal Web Site Icon


To order additional copies of these publications, to get a list of other OSHA publications, to ask questions or to get more information, or to file a confidential complaint, contact OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) or TTY: 1-877-889-5627 or go to www.osha.govExternal Web Site Icon.

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