May 15th, 2013
With the 2013 construction season in full swing, OSHA, NIOSH and the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector Council are announcing the re-launch of their construction fall prevention campaign. The message is simple: Safety Pays and Falls Cost.
Falls continue to be the most fatal hazard in the construction industry, accounting for almost one in every three construction worker deaths in this country. They are asking us to promote the construction fall prevention campaign by raising awareness about fall hazards and by providing information that employers and workers can use to prevent injury and death.
Printed campaign materials are available by contacting Frank Meilinger, OSHA’s Director of Communications at Meilinger.Francis2@dol.gov or by calling 202-693-1999. Publications, videos and other resources are available on the three official campaign websites:
OSHA’s campaign website: www.osha.gov/stopfalls/ is now available in both English and Spanish. CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training website, www.stopconstructionfalls.com, contains additional fall prevention information and materials.
December 1st, 2009
The Young Worker Safety Response Center (YWSRC) is funded by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to promote the safety of young workers. There are free resources and training offered by the center.
Youth @ Work: Talking Safety is a free, interactive, skills-based 3-5 hour training program for young people. Even if you already provide safety training using an OSHA or industry-specific course, Youth @ Work can complement your training with additional fun, interactive activities to help build a foundation of health and safety skills. It provides basic information about recognizing and reducing or eliminating all types of workplace hazards, dealing with emergencies on the job and speaking up effectively about safety concerns.
For more information and to learn about training-of-trainers workshops offered in your state, contact the Center’s co-directors:
Christine Miara, Education Development Center, Inc
Diane Bush, Labor Occupational Health Program
August 15th, 2009
Safety is always a concern for our student members and in our classrooms. Contact your local OSHA offices to help you promote safety and related issues. They can attend your upcoming conferences or visit classrooms to present workshops and informational sessions. If you would like more information or to set up a visit, contact Sandra Khan at OSHA: Khan.Sandra@dol.gov.