Preventing Falls In Construction

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, as hundreds of workers die each year and thousands more suffer catastrophic, debilitating injuries. Yet, lack of proper fall protection remains the most frequently cited violation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. To recognize this often fatal hazard, tens of thousands of employers and more than a million workers across the country join OSHA in May for a week-long Fall Safety Stand-Down. This is largest occupational safety event. OSHA hopes to continue to increase the number of participants each year. 


Upcoming Training at ASU

20 Aug 2024 8:00 AM • Arizona State University - 660 S College Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281
22 Oct 2024 8:00 AM • Arizona State University - 660 S. College Ave Tempe, AZ 85281


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Prevention Videos (v-Tools)

Take A Stand!
Stand Down for Fall Safety

Regulations in the Construction Industry

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

Fall Protection Standard Subpart M

  • 1926.500, Scope, application, and definitions applicable to this subpart

  • 1926.501, Duty to have fall protection

  • 1926.502, Fall protection systems criteria and practices

  • 1926.503, Training requirements

Scaffolds Standard Subpart L

Ladders Standard Subpart X


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