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CPWR Webinars - Preventing Falls in Construction



Region 2 VPP Sites:

"Please see the CPWR email below for information on three (3) free webinars during next weeks' Fall Stand-Down. The kickoff webinar on MON 14 SEP 2020 will feature Ms. Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and Mr. Scott Ketchum, Director of OSHA's Directorate of Construction.

Thank you for participating in the Voluntary Protection Program."

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WEBINARS

1) Monday, September 14th, 1:00 p.m. ET (1 hr.)

2020 Kickoff: National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

Presenters:

Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health

Scott Ketchum, Director, OSHA's Directorate of Construction

John Howard, M.D., NIOSH Director

G. Scott Earnest, PhD, PE, CSP, NIOSH, Associate Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health

Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director, CPWR

Falls remain the leading cause of death among construction workers, accounting for one out of 3 construction fatalities -- with groups like residential workers and roofers at an even higher than average risk. Thousands more suffer serious injuries because they lack the right safety equipment, the knowledge and training to prevent falls, or both.

To prevent construction falls, the National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction was launched through the NORA Construction Sector Council in 2012 with leadership from NIOSH, OSHA, and CPWR. The cornerstone of the campaign each year is the National Safety Stand-Down, where employers and workers take a break to focus on preventing falls. This year, business leaders, labor organizations, community groups, and other construction industry stakeholders will participate in virtual or socially-distanced Stand-Down events September 14-18.

To kick-off the week leaders from OSHA, NIOSH and CPWR will share data trends and new fall prevention resources to use during the Stand-Down week and beyond.

Register Here: https://cdc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_F6cFqLFdS0SeAZNUe1ooYA?utm_source=Falls+Campaign+Webinars&utm_campaign=Webinars+--+COVID%2C+Opioids&utm_medium=email

2) Thursday, September 17th, 2:30 p.m. ET (45 min.)

Investigating Fall Fatalities and Injury Claims

on Prevention Efforts

The NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program investigates fatalities that occur on the job and provides the public with full access to these investigations. The FACE program targets deaths associated with falls in construction. This webinar will explore the characteristics of workers and employers who have been involved in fatal construction falls and the impact injury claims can have on small construction leaders' participation in fall prevention efforts. The webinar will close with a presentation on how the Michigan FACE program uses fatality tracking and outreach to prevent falls in its state.

Moderator:

Scott P. Breloff, Ph.D, Detailed as the Coordinator for the NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health Biomedical Research Engineer

Panel:

Characteristics of Workers and Employers Involved in Construction Falls

Dr. Todd Schoonover, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, SHARP Program

Washington FACE


Does Experiencing an Injury Claim Impact Small Construction Company Leaders' Participation in a Fall Protection Survey?

Dr. David Hurtado, Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon FACE

Fatal Construction Falls in Michigan: Tracking and Outreach for Prevention

Dr. Anthony Oliveri, Michigan State University, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Michigan FACE

Click here to register and submit questions for our panelists:

3) Friday, September 18th, 12:00 p.m. ET (45 min.)

Investigating Fall Fatalities: Lessons Learned and

Tools for Prevention


Falls are the leading cause of death among construction workers, accounting for about one out of three construction fatalities. Among the most affected are Hispanics and roofers. We can learn a lot about preventing fatal falls by understanding more about the circumstances surrounding these tragic events. This webinar will share the results of two fatality investigations, one involving a Hispanic roofer in North Carolina and the other a gutter installer in Kentucky. The webinar will close with a discussion about a NIOSH tool that can be used to prevent falls, a daily inspection tool for a mast climbing work platform.

Moderator:

Scott P. Breloff, Ph.D, Detailed as the Coordinator for the NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health Biomedical Research Engineer

Panel:

Hispanic Worker Falls from Residential Roof in North Carolina

Jennifer E. Lincoln, NIOSH FACE Program, Surveillance and Field Investigations Branch, Division of Safety Research

Gutter Installer Dies After Falling from Roof

Michael Turner, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center

Kentucky FACE


Mast Climbing Work Platform Daily Inspection Walkthrough Tool

LT Bryan Wimer- NIOSH, Division of Safety Research

Click here to register and submit questions for our panelists: https://cpwr.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=cpwr&service=6&rnd=0.42877759980162966&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcpwr.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000004eb44aff82315803f2f96f74bdeb7e670f4820f47473cce62d0f83d9a6ae972f5%26siteurl%3Dcpwr%26confViewID%3D171305584434380035%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAQhCjZyGbEp36_ySDcPMRg3rFWdS6R16cV3k-22HrctwQ2%26&utm_source=Falls+Campaign+Webinars&utm_campaign=Webinars+--+COVID%2C+Opioids&utm_medium=email

Please be aware that the webinar platform enables 1,000 people to attend live; however, everyone who registers for the event will automatically receive the recording.

Past Webinars

Learn more about our recent webinars on COVID-19 and the construction industry, as well as webinars on a wide range of safety and health topics. https://www.cpwr.com/news-and-events/informational-webinar-series/

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