OSHA Provides New Resources on Fall Prevention

- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided new resources discussing the dangers of fall hazards in the workplace and what employers can do to help prevent falls.

The new safety tools include two online videos and a series of infographics intended for employers to use in their discussions with employees during the National Safety Stand-Down, May 8-12. Falls continue to be the leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015. OSHA has highlighted these facts and others in a hope to lower those statistics in 2017. OSHA is also encouraging the use of the new resources on social media with accompanying hashtag #StandDown4Safety.

The videos are available on the Safety Stand-Down homepage, and the infographics can be downloaded from OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign webpage.

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