Two safety organizations have partnered to get employers to do more to limit a workers’ exposure to the types of circumstances which could lead to a dangerous fall. The fall prevention campaign has been (re)launched by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration with the goal of getting employers to do a better job training their workers to avoid falls and installing the equipment necessary to mitigate many of the most common threats. The issue has reportedly become particularly important thanks to the improvement of the economy, which heralds an uptick in construction and thus exposes more people to falls. Estimates peg falls as accounting for 35% of fatalities in the private construction industry.
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