National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

May 2020

NRCA supports the annual OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls in the construction industry. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 384 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (Bureau of Labor Statistics data). Falls accounted for 92 of 115 fatalities in the roofing industry. Fall-protection safety standards, including rules related to scaffolds and ladders, accounted for five of the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations during the period from October 2016 to September 2017.

 

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