By Michael Marr, Safety Technical Resource Consultant According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), falls are the number one cause of construction worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of all on-the-job deaths in the industry. This marks the 11th year that NIOSH, The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and the … Continue reading Does your company or organization participate in the National Safety Stand-Down Campaign?
By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer In 2017, there were 971 construction fatalities nationwide; 366 of them resulted from falls from elevation. Additionally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) again lists fall protection in construction as its most frequently cited standard. To raise awareness and reduce injuries and fatalities, OSHA promotes its annual … Continue reading Learn fall protection and prevention! Attend a BWC stand-down event
By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Kids will soon be going back to school and writing essays about the things they did this summer. It’s a fun way for them to recap some of the highlights of those long summer days before jumping into the grind of the new school year. We thought we’d do … Continue reading Our “safety things we did this summer” report
By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Eight-hundred forty-nine: That’s the number of workers in the U.S. who didn’t make it home in 2016 because they died from a fall at work. That’s the most ever recorded in the U.S. in one year. Stats like this are why there is a National Safety Stand-Down to … Continue reading Doing our part to prevent falls
By Mike Marr, BWC Technical Resource Consultant Do you know what the leading cause of worker fatalities is in construction? Each year, between 150 and 200 workers die, and more than 100,000 are injured, as a result of falls at construction sites. Additionally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lists fall protection in construction … Continue reading Don’t fall down on the job! Get ready for the 2018 stand-down