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OSHA relaunches their National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

According to OSHA, the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities, injuries and preventable deaths.

According to the BLS, in 2015 the leading cause of death for a construction work was due to a fall, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities. In 2016, “Fall Protection” was the number one reason construction companies and contractors received OSHA violations.  

As part of this campaign, OSHA has published a number of resources for employers to use – keepig their employees safe.

Fall Prevention Training Guide

A Lesson Plan for Employers (PDF) (EPUB | MOBI). Spanish (PDF) (EPUB | MOBI).

Fall Prevention Publications 

Webpage contains fall prevention materials in English and Spanish.

Ladder Safety Guidance


  • Ladder Jack Scaffolds Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Narrow Frame Scaffolds Fact Sheet (HTML PDF)
  • Tube and Coupler Scaffolds – Erection and Use Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Tube and Coupler Scaffolds – Planning and Design Fact Sheet (PDF)
  • Scaffolding Booklet (HTML PDF)
  • OSHA Scaffold eTool

Additional Educational Materials


Material posted on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal opinion or medical advice. Contact your legal representative or medical professional for information specific to your legal or medical needs.

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