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. 


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Upcoming Training at ASU

15 May 2018 8:00 AM • ASU Tempe Campus - 660 S. College Ave Tempe, AZ 85287


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Prevention Videos (v-Tools)

Take A Stand!
Stand Down for Fall Safety
May 2-6, 2016
Check back for the 2017 Stand Down dates

Thank you for joining thousands of employers in the 2016 fall prevention Stand-Down. I want to give you this certificate of participation to recognize that you took time to talk about falls with your crew. Your work is not done yet though, I challenge you to build on the big step you took today. Keep talking to your workers and dedicating yourself to preventing falls at your worksites.
Thomas E. Perez
Secretary of Labor



Get Free Resources and Training Materials (Always Active)

Besides the resources and links available on this page, we compiled a great deal of information and resources to help employers provide fall protection training during this stand down week. We had many companies register to down load this free material.

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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