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National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction to kick off with webinar

Fall Stand-down

Washington — The eighth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is set to kick off on May 3 with a webinar hosted by OSHA, NIOSH, and CPWR – the Center for Construction Research and Training.

A panel of experts, including acting OSHA administrator Jim Frederick, will discuss the latest data on the underlying causes of falls, OSHA enforcement and incident rates. The other panelists:

  • John Howard, NIOSH director
  • Scott Ketcham, director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction
  • G. Scott Earnest, acting director of the NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health
  • Chris Cain, CPWR executive director

Falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of construction worker deaths, accounting for 401 in 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The webinar also will feature fall prevention resources and real-life stories.

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