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Welcome to Today’s Webinar: 

The National Campaign to Prevent Falls 
in Construction: Getting Ready for the 
2018 Safety Stand‐Down

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Christine M. Branche, Ph.D., FACE
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

March 21, 2018 CPWR Webinar


Construction Fall Prevention Campaign

Goal
To provide small residential construction
contractors and owners with the
information, motivation, and support they
need for them to create the necessary
conditions for their workers to work safely
at heights.
How the Campaign Developed

 NORA Construction Sector Council-led


 Campaign leaders: NIOSH, OSHA and CPWR—
The Center for Construction Research and
Training
 Evidence-based campaign
 Evaluation essential to demonstrate success
Intended Audiences

• Primary: Small residential construction


contractors
• Secondary: Supervisors and foremen for
these contractors
• Tertiary: Workers for these contractors,
including Spanish speakers
Why Focus on Falls?
Number and rate of fatal falls to a lower level in
construction, 2003-2015, All Employment

500 Number of deaths 4.5


440
450 425 435 4.0
Rate of deaths
3.6 386 3.6
400
355 347 353 3.5
329

Rate per 100,000 FTEs


350
3.0
Number of deaths

280 281 292


300
256 260 2.5
250
2.0
200
1.5
150
100 1.0

50 0.5
0 0.0
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Year

Source:  The Construction Chart Book, 6th Edition, CPWR 2018 using BLS data. 
Number of Nonfatal Injuries due to Falls, Slips,
and Trips involving Days Away from Work in
Construction, by Cause, 2011-2015 Source:  The Construction Chart Book, 6
Edition, CPWR 2018 using BLS data. 
th

30,000 Other Slip or trip without fall Fall on same level Fall to lower level

25,000
Number of Injuries

3,980
20,000 3,010 3,320

3,340 3,000
15,000 8,120
8,560 8,280
5,460 6,440
10,000

5,000 9,740 9,940 11,150


9,220 9,560

0
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Year
Fatal Falls to a Lower Level in Construction, by
Primary Source, 2011-2015 total Source:  The Construction Chart Book, 6
Edition, CPWR 2018 using BLS data. 
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Total = 1,533 deaths


Other 13.0%

Towers / poles
2.2%
Roofs 33.3%
Vehicles 4.0%
Floors / ground
surfaces 4.4%

Machinery 4.4%

Scaffolds / staging
14.8%

Ladders 23.8%
Distribution of Fatalities from Falls to a Lower Level
in Construction, by Establishment Size, 2011-2015
total, Wage-and-Salary Workers)
Source:  The Construction Chart Book, 6th
Edition, CPWR 2018 using BLS data. 
Total = 824 deaths
9.7%

5.0%

  1‐10 employees
10.7%
  11‐19 employees

  20‐49 employees

  50‐99 employees
61.4%
13.2%   100+ employees
Fall Prevention Campaign –
Our Messages

PLAN ahead to get the job done safely
PROVIDE the right equipment
TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely

… because Safety Pays Falls Cost 
CDC Feature, 2017
NIOSH Construction Falls Campaign site
NIOSH Construction Falls Campaign site
Social Media & Webinar
#StandDown4Safety #StopFalls
@CPWR @NIOSHConstruct @OSHA_DOL
NIOSH Science Blog
Videos: 5 year in Review
Continued Focus and Outreach to
Small Residential Construction
Contractors
NIOSH Directory of Construction Resources
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/construction/

Twitter
http://twitter.com/NIOSHConstruct

Christine Branche
Construction Program Manager
Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health
Principal Associate Director
NIOSH
cbranche@cdc.gov
The findings and conclusions in this presentation have not been formally disseminated by the National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and should not be construed to represent any agency 
determination or policy.
Directorate of Construction

Falls Stand-Down
CPWR Webinar
Dean McKenzie
Director
Directorate of Construction
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
5th Year of a Successful Fall Stand-
Down Campaign
Fall Safety Stand-Down
May 7-11, 2018
National Stand-Downs
• A tremendous success the last three years.
– Reaching millions of workers.
– Stand-Downs were reported in all 50 states and
internationally.
– Small businesses, large corporations, and
some of the country’s biggest construction
companies held Stand-Downs…many non-
construction companies participated also.
– Partners: The support from our partners is key to a
successful Stand –Down.
2016 National Stand-Down
• Over 150 public events were held across the
country.
• Companies with less than 25 employees
accounted for 49% of the Stand-Downs.
• Over 150,000 workers participated in Stand-
Downs outside the United States.
• 1.5 million US Air Force active duty, reserves and
civilian personnel participated.
Stakeholders and Partners
WERNER
WERNER
 Werner Ladder Teamed Up with OSHA to Host 125 Events 
Nationwide.
 Werner’s Safety Training aligned with the “Kickoff” of OSHA’s 
Annual Safety Stand‐Down Initiative, from May 8‐12, 2017, with 
over 25,000 Workers  Trained. 
 Werner donated media spots on the ESPN “Mike and Mike” Show 
in the Morning, leading up to the  Fall Stand‐Down. This was the 
first time The National Office, Fall Safety Stand‐Down Received 
(Live Radio‐Hosted) Media Attention!!!  (Public Relations).

TOTAL OUTREACH:   > 9,000,000  impressions
SHEA HOMES
SHEA HOMES
 Shea Homes, one of the nation’s premier home builders, held 
Stand‐Down events in all 99 of their communities throughout 
10 states.

 Shea Homes reached over 3,500 construction workers, and 


even used drones to create video footage of these Stand‐
Downs held nationwide.
TOTAL OUTREACH:   > 3,500 
The United States Air Force

AIR FORCE
86 Airlift Wing 379th Air
86 Airlift Wing Expeditonary Wing
RAMSTEIN, RAMSTEIN,
GERMANY AL UDEID AIR BASE,
GERMANY QATAR, QATAR
Capt. Teresa Crampton,
Airman 1st Class Hector U.S. Air Force Chief
721st Aerial Port Squadron
Montoya, 721st Aerial Port Master Sgt. Shelina Frey,
Passenger Services Flight
Squadron ramp service Command Chief Master
commander, hangs in a
specialist, instructs Sergeant for Air
safety harness during the
members of the 721st APS Mobility Command,
Occupational Safety and
on fall prevention and instructs airmen with
Health Administration's Fall
protection on Ramstein Air the 8th Expeditionary
Prevention Stand‐Down
Base, Germany, May 10, Air Mobility Squadron
Week on Ramstein Air Base,
2017. at Al Udeid Air Base,
Germany, May 10, 2017.
Qatar, May 6, 2017.
2017 Certificate Data Analysis
Activities with 25 People or Less
900

800 770

700

600

500 444
2017
400 355

300 268 253


200 186
200 178

100
80
30 30 24 6 6 5 2 2
0
Stand-Down Analysis
Total Stand‐Downs by Type of Construction
Stand-Down Analysis
Employees Reached by Type of Construction
How do you hold a Stand-Down?
• Companies conduct a
Safety Stand-Down by
stopping work and
providing a focused
toolbox talk on: Ladders,
Scaffolds or Roofs
• Equipment inspections
• Whatever works in your
situation
• Stand-Down events can be
listed on the OSHA
webpage if they are “free”
and open to the “public”.
How do you hold a Stand-Down?
Designate Coordinator. Organize Stand-Down
Down and
Plan & Start Early
Identify Team Leads for Multiple Work Sites.

Ask Subcontractors, Owners, Engineers, or Other Associates


Obtain Participants
to Participate in Your Stand-Down.

Perform Review of Fall Determine Fall Hazards, Needed Improvements,


Protection Program Training and Equipment Requirements.
Develop Presentations Provide Employees with Information, on Fall Hazards,
How to Prepare for A Stand-Down?H
Program or Needed
Activities
Protective Methods, Company Safety Policies,
Company Goals and Expectations.

Schedule Date & Length Determine Schedule for Stand-Down and Day(s),
of Stand-Down Time(s) or Period(s) for Implementation.

Promote the Stand- Promote Employee Participation with Items of


Down Interest T-Shirts, Snacks, etc.

Have a Positive and Interactive Stand-Down, Involve


Hold Stand-Down
Employees and Encourage Participation.

Revise Fall Prevention Program with Newly Obtained


Follow-Up
Information.
OSHA Stand-Down Regions
http://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown
Regional Stand-Down Coordinators
Region States / Territories Name Email Phone
CT, MA, ME, NH, RI,
I Paul Mangiafico Mangiafico.Paul@dol.gov 860-240-3152
VT
II NJ, NY, PR, VI Mike Levy Levy.Mike@dol.gov 212-337-4637
DC, DE, MD, PA, VA,
III Isabel DeOliveira DeOliveira.Isabel@dol.gov 215-861-4931
WV
AL, FL, GA, KY, MS,
IV Kaylene Sherrod-Moore SherrodMoore.Kaylene@dol.gov 678-237-0439
NC, SC, TN
IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, Richard Langenderfer Langenderfer.Richard@dol.gov 312-886-6293
V
WI
Darnell Crenshaw Crenshaw.Darnell@dol.gov 312-353-5977
Judy Stevenson-Ortiz Stevenson-Ortiz.Judy@dol.gov 972-850-4171
VI AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
Josh Flesher Flesher.Josh@dol.gov 972-850-4186
Elizabeth Morales Morales.Elizabeth@dol.gov 816-502-9016
VII IA, KS, MO, NE 316-269-6644
David McDonnell Mcdonnell.David@dol.gov
ext. 140
CO, MT, ND, SD, UT,
VIII John Olaechea Olaechea.John@dol.gov 720-264-6586
WY
AS, AZ, CA, GU, HI,
IX Robert W. Taylor Taylor.Robert.W@dol.gov 602-514-7254
MP, NV
X AK, ID, OR, WA Edward DeLach DeLach.Edward@dol.gov 206-757-6687
OSHA Education
DTE Annette Braam Braam.Annette@dol.gov 847-759-7732
Centers
OSHA Stand-Down Resources
Falls Can Be
Prevented

PLAN ahead to get the job done


safely.

PROVIDE the right equipment

TRAIN everyone to use the


equipment safely
OSHA Safety Videos - Falls in Construction

OSHA's National Safety Stopping Falls, Saving Fixed Scaffold


Stand-Down Lives Construction Hazards
Prevention Videos

Floor Opening Leading Edge Work


Prevention Videos Prevention Videos
After your Stand-Down
• Receive a “Certificate of Participation” for holding a Stand-Down.
– Secretary of the Department of Labor saying thank you for participating.
– Go to the Stand-Down certificate webpage after your stand-down,
complete a short survey, then print your certificate.
– Share your stand-down experience and pictures with us for possible
posting on the webpage

https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/
Certificate Participant Levels

SEP 12th.

2-Time Participant 4-Time Participant


First Year Stand-Down Participant

**PLATINUM**

3-Time Participant 5-Time Participant


Safety Stand-Down Website

https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/
Fall Prevention - Additional Resources

https://www.osha.gov/stopfalls/index.html
Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director
 What organizations are part the Campaign
network, how are they working together?
 What are the benefits and challenges of
participating?
 Who are the audiences that we are reaching?
 Who are the potential audiences that could
reach through partners?
 Is the Campaign impacting those who are most
at-risk of falling?
 What encourages partners to become involved
and remain involved?
 Leadership and key
informant interviews
 19 validated PARTNER
survey questions, and 13
additional questions.
 The survey was distributed
to 157 partner
organizations (49%
response rate)
 Partners were asked to list
and answer questions
about the organizations that
they work with, and their
relationships with those
organizations.
 77 organizations
responded. These organizations represented a
variety of sectors…
 listed 117
partners that
they work with
around the Falls
Campaign.

 274 total
organizations
were recognized
as being part of
the Falls
Campaign
network!
 Forty eight organizations described 208 unique partnerships
that they have with other organizations around the Falls
Campaign.
 These partnerships have led to 951 Falls Campaign activities.

Our organizations shared information with one another 177
Provided information or materials to this organization 158
We worked to promote the Campaign together 145
Received information or materials from this… 92
We attended training, Stand Down, or other Campaign… 65
Our organizations held a Stand Down together 65
Provided training or other assistance to this… 59
Received training or other assistance from this… 56
We conducted research together 50
We created/implemented safety standards together 42
We worked on regulation or policy changes together 39
Other 3
0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200
 Overall, 75% of respondents said that they have seen “a fair amount” (n=36) or
“a great deal” (n=8) of change in fall prevention activities at their organization or
the industry as a whole (n=59).
 Falls Campaign partners reported a number of outcomes that their organization
have experienced since participating in the network, detailed in the graph below:

Improved my organization’s capacity to address… 46

Led to improved relationships between our… 38

Increased my organization’s knowledge around… 34

Improved my organization’s capacity to conduct… 34

Led to an exchange of resources 33

Improved our safety climate 24

Led to increased compliance with existing safety… 22

Improved safety practices at my organization 21

Reduced the number of fall related injuries 16

Has not resulted in any change, but we… 6

Has not resulted in any change 3


0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50
Benefits Challenges
 The top benefits reported were (n=76):  The top challenges reported were
(n=75):
 Being part of a national  Finding time to conduct a Stand-
campaign (80% of respondents); Down or other Falls Campaign
event (35% of respondents);
 Access to training resources and
 Uncertainty about the impact of
campaign materials (70% of your activities (33% of respondents);
respondents); and
 Increased opportunities to share  Generating interest in the Falls
Campaign (33% of respondents).
resources (67% of respondents);
 Motivation to focus on fall safety
(66% of respondents); and
 Improved relationships with
other stakeholders (66% of
respondents).
Available now or coming soon…
 2018 Hardhat Stickers
 Updated Hazard Alert Cards
on 4 fall related topics
 2017 Success Stories
 2 New Infographics (10 total)
 Falls through skylights & holes
 Falls off equipment

 Updated 5-Day Plan


 Updated Factsheet
 Updated Fatality Maps
Fatality Maps
http://stopconstructionfalls.com/online-ordering-form/