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CPWR Webinar: Investigating Fall Fatalities and Injury Claims on Prevention Efforts

On 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 

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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 

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