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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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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:
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