Posts Tagged ‘construction’

New OR-FACE fatality investigation report

Falls continue to be the leading cause of death in the construction industry. These deaths are preventable. A newly published fatality investigation report by the Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) Program examines some contributing factors of a fall that took the life of a construction worker. The worker, who was installing siding on an apartment building, died after falling 20-25 feet from a pump-jack scaffold. In addition to describing a number of safety … Read More

Preventing Falls in Construction

We’ve discussed before on this blog the abundance of construction sites not heeding dangers related to falls. Whether it be employees unprotected on roofs or those improperly using ladders, falls continue to be the leading cause of death in construction. If you haven’t yet visited OSHA’s new Fall Prevention Campaign, make sure you check out the resources. And better yet, consider ways to get these materials into the hands of construction workers working unsafely at … Read More

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