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Safety Pays, Falls Cost

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This webinar occured on:  August 16, 2012

More than 10,000 construction workers were hurt and another 255 died in 2010 after falling from a height, according to BLS CFOI data. Falls are the leading cause of work-related injury and deaths in construction, and almost two-thirds of fatal falls in construction occur among workers employed by small firms with 10 or fewer employees. NIOSH, OSHA, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, and the NORA Construction Sector Council have launched a national campaign to prevent construction falls.

Two top officials in the construction offices of NIOSH and OSHA will discuss this campaign, share the outreach materials from all of the campaign partners, and detail the campaign’s online and social media elements that can help contractors prevent fatal falls and needless injuries.

Remember: Safety Pays, Falls Cost. The best in the business play it safe

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This webinar occured on:  August 16, 2012


Speakers:

Christine M. Branche, Ph.D., FACE, is principal associate director at NIOSH and director of its Office of Construction Safety and Health, located in Washington D.C.

Christine joined NIOSH in 2007 and has been director of the Office of Construction Safety and Health since its inception in December 2009. She is also the manager for the Construction Sector Program of the National Occupational Research Agenda. Dr. Branche has conducted extensive research and program development in injury prevention, including drowning, water recreation, fire-related injury prevention, falls among both construction workers and older adults, motor vehicle-related injury prevention, spinal cord injuries, and sports and recreation.

Jim Maddux, Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction since December 2010

Jim has worked for the agency since 1990, including serving as director of the Office of Physical Hazards, acting director of the Office of Engineering Safety, director of the Office of Maritime, and acting deputy director of the Directorate of Standards and Guidance. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland, University College, an associate’s degree in computer information systems from Laramie County Community College, and an associate’s degree in chemistry from Northern Wyoming Community College.

Sponsors:

JLG
The LiftPod® aerial work platform by JLG is a portable ladder alternative that allows personnel to work more safely with both hands from a secure platform. Available in two models, the FS60 and FS80, the LiftPod provides up to 12 ft and 14 ft of lift height. Both models are extremely portable and the FS60 can roll through standard doorways.

FabEnCo,Inc.
FabEnCo offers a full range of adjustable self-closing safety gates that fit unprotected openings up to 60 inches at ladderways, platforms, stairs, catwalks and mezzanines. As the world’s leading manufacturer of industrial safety gates, FabEnCo is the “one-stop shop” for the high-quality, American-made safety gates that have protected our clients’ employees for over 45 years. Gates are available in carbon steel, as well as aluminum and stainless steel for special applications and environments. FabEnCoat™ finishes include galvanized and environmentally-friendly safety yellow powder coated. FabEnCo also develops custom safety gates for unusual openings. Shipped complete with all hardware, most FabEnCo safety gates can be easily installed in minutes on all types of handrails or to existing walls, and can also be mounted left or right, on either side of a handrail.

Miller Fall Protection / Honeywell Safety Products
For over 65 years, Miller® fall protection, a brand of Honeywell Safety Products, has been the industry leader in providing the total solution for safety at height. Honeywell offers a full-line of quality Miller fall protection products including full-body harnesses, self-retracting lifelines, anchorage connectors along with confined space equipment, rescue/descent systems and more; safety at height training courses taught by experienced, qualified instructors; and engineered solutions providing design and installation of custom-engineered fall protection systems.

Duration: 1 Hour