OSHA, National Safety Council Renew Prevention Programs Alliance

OSHA and the National Safety Council will continue working together to address construction hazards, injury and illness prevention programs and motor vehicle safety

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today renewed its Alliance with the National Safety Council (NSC) to continue enhancing worker safety and health by addressing construction hazards, injury and illness prevention programs and motor vehicle safety.

“Our continued alliance with NSC will focus on, among other things, preventing worker injuries and fatalities from falls in construction,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels. “Falls cause more fatalities than any other hazard in the construction industry. We look forward to collaborating with the NSC to educate and train employers and workers on preventing job hazards.”

During the two-year agreement, the Alliance will develop fact sheets on the benefits of employers establishing an injury and illness prevention program, hazard identification and control topics that should be included in worker training, fall prevention and best practices for reporting near misses. The Alliance will also develop a case study on preventing falls from heights in construction, focusing on the causes of fall protection failures and how employers can assure an effective and reliable fall prevention program.

Additional Fall Prevention Resources:

Construction Fall Prevention Campaign Provides Contractors Prevention and Training Materials

OSHA Issues Residential Construction Fall Protection Guidance

Video: OSHA's Fall Protection Policies for Residential Construction

Global Safety Council Video: Fall Protection in Construction Environments

Safety Video: Falls in Construction - Fixed Scaffolds

Safety Video: Falls in Contruction - Leading Edge Work

Video: Falls in Construction - Bridge Decking