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This webinar occurred on: May 29, 2014
Construction safety leaders from OSHA, NIOSH and CPWR will point to the leading killer of construction workers – falls from heights – and offer resources provided through the Safety Pays, Falls Cost campaign to end this national tragedy. The webinar will also expand on the new, construction-focused initiative OSHA recently announced -- the nationwide Safety Stand Down, June 2-6.
Now in its third year, the national campaign to prevent falls in construction, Safety Pays, Falls Cost, has amassed three websites filled with information, handouts, toolbox talks and other resources for anyone interested in preventing a disabling or fatal fall. Christine Branche, Ph.D., FACE, of NIOSH will set the stage for the webinar with facts on the fall statistics. Pete Stafford of CPWR will open the door to the national campaign's website, StopConstructionFalls.com, showing some of its many resources, hearing about campaign partners' success stories, and highlighting the site's new look and features. OSHA's leader of the Construction Directorate, Jim Maddux, will not only cover the agency’s efforts in reducing falls, he will promote the soon-to-be-announced campaign initiative to raise awareness of fatal falls in construction and strengthen industry’s resolve to protect workers' lives. You'll find out how you, too, can join the campaign. And you can ask questions of all speakers during the OHS Q&A. It's your chance to talk to OSHA and to our nation's leading research institutions.
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Christine M. Branche, Ph.D., FACE
Principal Associate Director and Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Christine M. Branche, Ph.D. is the Principal Associate Director of and the Director of the Office of Construction Safety and Health for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is located in Washington, DC.
Dr. Branche joined NIOSH in 2007, and has been the Director of NIOSH’s Office of Construction Safety and Health since its inception in December 2009. The Office is responsible for addressing the special problems in the construction sector, and rigorously coordinating NIOSH’s construction safety and health research, the NIOSH funded national construction center, university-based and other external researchers, and coordinating with the Directorate of Construction in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA, part of the U.S. Department of Labor). She is also the Manager for the Construction Sector Program of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).
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. She has authored many scientific publications, including many which uncover new problems in injury control. Dr. Branche has provided technical consultation to many U.S. and international organizations including the American Red Cross, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the National Football League.
Dr. Branche received her B.A. in biology from the University of Rochester in New York, and her M.S.P.H. and Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her coursework at UNC, she was a National Science Foundation Fellow. Currently, she is a Fellow in the American College of Epidemiology, is c on its Board of Directors, and serves as the Chair of the Admissions Committee. She is also a Public Health Leadership Institute scholar.
CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training
Pete Stafford is Executive Director of CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, a U.S.-based non-profit nationally and internationally recognized as a leading construction safety and health research and training institute. Mr. Stafford has been with CPWR since it established its public/private partnership focusing on construction safety and health with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in 1990. He was appointed Executive Director by CPWR’s Board of Directors in 2001, and currently serves as Principal Investigator on CPWR cooperative agreements, grants, and contracts with NIOSH, NIEHS, DOE, and DOL on programs dedicated to construction safety and health research, training, and related services. Mr. Stafford has more than 27 years of experience in construction safety and health and serves on many construction industry advisory boards and committees. He also serves as Safety and Health Director for the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, and is the current Chairman of OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH).
Director, Directorate of Construction
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Jim Maddux was appointed Director of the agency’s Directorate of Construction, in December 2010. Maddux has been with the agency since 1990.
Maddux most recently served in OSHA’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance as the Director of the Office of Physical Hazards and Acting Director of the Office of Engineering Safety. Maddux has held several leadership positions at OSHA, including Director of the Office of Maritime and Acting Deputy Director for the Directorate of Standards and Guidance.
He began his career with OSHA in 1990 as a statistician in the Office of Statistics, and joined the Directorate of Standards and Guidance in 1998. Maddux has been a project director, author and contributor to numerous OSHA standards and guidance projects, including the payment for personal protective equipment standard, injury and illness recordkeeping regulations, ergonomics guidelines, and several maritime standards and guidance products. 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.
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