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Workers' Memorial Day, 2016 

Next Week, Stand Down to
Stop Construction Falls

New for 2016: The Stand Down for Safety App 
April 28 is recognized around the nation and beyond as Workers' Memorial Day -- the day we remember that each year, more than 4,000 American workers die on the job. In the construction industry, we lose more than our share.

What are YOU doing to prevent this continuing tragedy?
Falls from height are the leading cause of death in our industry. In 2014 alone, 337 workers died from falls on construction sites; lack of proper fall protection remains the most frequently cited violation by OSHA. That's why in a few days, employers, workers, unions and safety associations will dedicate time to spreading the word that stopping falls can save lives.

May 2-6, 2016 marks the third annual  National Safety Stand-Down for fall prevention in construction, a combined effort of OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and CPWR -- The Center for Construction Research and Training. During the Stand-Down, employers and workers pause their workday to focus on preventing falls through safety talks, demonstrations and training.

Employers ranging from ENR 400 General Contractors to small residential specialty contractors joined the effort last year, reaching more than 1 million workers. Last year, an expanded effort brought the campaign to 2.5 million workers. This year our goal is to have over 5 million workers participate in Stand-Down activities between May 2 and May 6. Will you join us?

To learn how to participate in the Stand-Down and find resources from CPWR, NIOSH, and OSHA, visit Stop Construction Falls for information, handouts and digital tools -- including new infographics you can use in your flyers and share on social media. And download the new Stand-Down mobile app from Harness Software - available free in app stores or at www.nationalsafetystanddown.com.
Pete Stafford
Executive Director

May 19th @ 2:00pm (ET), 1 hr. -- Understanding & Implementing the New Construction Silica Standard. On March 25, 2016 OSHA released the new silica standard for the construction industry.  This standard, which was decades in the making, will prevent hundreds of deaths and many more illnesses each year.  Learn about key provisions in the new standard and a free planning tool to help contractors comply . CLICK TO REGISTER 
Recently Published Journal Articles by CPWR Scholars

Toward responsible development and effective risk management of nano-enabled products in the U.S. construction industry. Gavin H. West, Bruce E. Lippy, Michael R. Cooper, Daniel Marsick, Leonard G. Burrelli, Kelsey N. Griffin, and Alan M. Segrave. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, February 2016.

An analysis of permanent work disability among construction sheet metal workers. Gavin H. West, Jaime Dawson, Claire Teitelbaum, Rebecca Novello, Katherine Hunting, and Laura S. Welch. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, January 2016 (published online ahead of print) 





CPWR -- The Center for Construction Research and Training is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by North America's Building Trades Unions, AFL-CIO. Working with partners like you in business, labor, government, and the universities, we strive every day to make work safer for the ten million men and women who work in the U.S. construction industry!