Construction

Fall Protection

Date Added Resource Source
Nov 2014

Fall Protection Resource for New Home Construction

http://www.ot.wustl.edu/fptech/index.htm

This website catalogs fall protection equipment for residential construction. Equipment is classified by the type of fall protection or the phase of construction

(CPWR)
Apr 2014

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/index.html

The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 269 of the 775 construction fatalities recorded in 2012.

(OSHA)
Aug 2012

Construction Fall Prevention Fact Sheet (PDF)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-142/pdfs/2012-142.pdf

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

(NIOSH)
Jul 2012

OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign

http://www.osha.gov/stopfalls/index.html

This website is part of OSHA's nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs.

(OSHA)
May 2012

Fall Injuries Prevention in the Workplace

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/falls/

According to the 2009 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 605 workers were killed and an estimated 212,760 workers were seriously injured by falls to the same or lower level.

(CDC)
Jan 2012

Workers’ Compensation Costs of Falls in Construction

http://www.osha.gov/doc/topics/residentialprotection/workerscomp.ppt

OSHA analyzed workers’ compensation data for injuries resulting from falls from elevations suffered by roofers and carpenters. The data, which covers 2005-2007, comes from 38 states, which comprises approximately 1/3 of total workers’ compensation benefits.

(OSHA)
May 2011

OSHA Residential Fall Protection Program Update

http://osha.gov/doc/residential_fall_prevention.ppt

The presentation describes safety methods for preventing injuries and deaths from falls, and explains techniques currently used by employers during various stages of construction.

(OSHA)
Jan 2011

OSHA Residential Fall Protection page

http://www.osha.gov/doc/residential_fall_protection.html

Information on residential fall protection directive, questions and answers and fact sheets.

(OSHA)
Jul 2010

PESO: Slide Guards - Tablas Contra Deslizamiento

http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/educate/onlinecourses/1311/p001.html

A bilingual training module for employers with Hispanic workers. Un instructivo bilingüe para patrones con trabajadores hispanos.

(Oregon OSHA)
Oct 2008

OSHA: Preventing Fatal Falls in Construction

http://www.osha.gov/doc/falls/preventingfalls.html

This new Web page is a central repository of resources targeting ways employers and employees can prevent construction-related falls.

(OSHA)
Mar 2007

OR-OSHA Topic Page: Fall Protection

http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/subjects/fall_protection.html

This OR-OSHA Topic Page provides access to OR-OSHA documents and resources addressing fall protection including, rules, program directives, letters of interpretation, publications, fact sheets and videos.

(Oregon OSHA)
Apr 2005

Oregon OSHA’s Fall Protection for the Construction Industry (PDF)

http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/pdf/pubs/2824.pdf

This guide helps you understand fall protection. The guide is intended for construction industry employers, employees, and others who don’t have a professional background in fall protection and who want to see the “big picture.”

(Oregon OSHA)
Jan 2005

NIOSH Alert: Preventing falls of workers through skylights and roof and floor openings

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-156/

This Alert describes five deaths resulting from falls through skylights and roof and floor openings. Recommendations are provided to help prevent similar deaths in the future.

(NIOSH)
Mar 2003

OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Fall Protection

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/fallprotection/index.html

In 1995, 1,048 construction workers died on the job, with 32%, or 335 of them, resulting from falls. Each year, falls consistently account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry, and are always a major concern in other industries...

(OSHA)