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  • Construction - Pocket Guide (PDF). OSHA Publication 3252-05N, (2005). Reports that nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries.
  • Fall Protection: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). University of Virginia, Environmental Health & Safety. Provides questions and answers on fall safety issues.
  • Fall Prevention & Working at Heights. Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IFSA), Ontario, Canada. Landing page for variety of resources related to fall protection in the construction industry.
  • Don't Fall For It! - #1 Protect Yourself from Fatal or Crippling Falls (PDF. Center to Protect Workers' Rights (CPWR), (2005). Fact sheet considering falls from ladders.
  • Don’t Fall For It - #2 Choosing and Inspecting Ladders (PDF). Center to Protect Workers' Rights (CPWR), (2005). Fall protection fact sheet focused on choosing and inspecting ladders.
  • Don’t Fall For It - #3 Setting Up Portable Ladders (PDF). Center to Protect Workers' Rights (CPWR), (2005). Fall protection fact sheet focused on setting up portable ladders.
  • Don’t Fall For It - #4 Climbing Ladders Safely (PDF). Center to Protect Workers' Rights (CPWR), (2005). Fall protection fact sheet focused on climbing ladders safely.
  • Twin Tail Fall Arrest Lanyards. Department of Industrial Relations, Queensland, Australia, (2010, December 15). Alert highlighting potential dangers from failures of twin tail fall arrest systems.
  • Fall Protection. National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Landing page for resources relating to fall protection in the residential building sector.
  • Construction Safety and Health. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Safety and Health Topic. Landing page with information on multiple topics including falls.
  • Take Pride in Your Job: Fall Protection. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (2008). Video encouraging oil and gas extraction workers to always use fall protection and never "un-clip".
  • Fall Injuries Prevention in the Workplace. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Safety and Health Topic. Landing page, covering hazards and prevention methods relating to falls.
  • "After the Fall: Will your rescue program leave workers hanging?" EHS Today, (2005, June 8). Discussion of the need for a "prompt rescue plan" in addition to a fall protection plan.
  • Fall Protection, Fall Restraint & Fall Arrest. Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Landing page for information and resources on falls, including rules, guidelines, training, videos, and other materials.
  • An Introduction to Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PDF). WorkSafe BC, (2005, September). Explanation of fall hazards, fall protection plans, and fall protection devices.
  • Sample Written Program for Fall Protection [109 KB DOC, 25 pages]. Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation OSHCON - Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program, (Revised January 27, 2006). Fall protection program provided as guide to assist employers meet 29 CFR 1926, Subpart M.
  • FOCUS 4 Hazards. Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (elcosh), Construction Safety Council. Examination of four key hazards and their associated prevention mentions, including fall protection.
  • Fall Protection: Misconceptions & Myths; Working Within the OSHA System. Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (elcosh), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), (2007, September). Article considering and explaining some frequent points of confusion about fall protection requirements.
  • CSAO Fall Arrest Rescue chart. Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (elcosh), Construction Safety Magazine 15(4): Winter (2005). A chart that provides information on steps to take to rescue a worker after a fall and helps you plan ahead before a fall occurs.
  • Don't Fall For It!. Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (elcosh), Center to Protect Workers' Rights (CPWR). Video interviewing survivors of falls (and victims' survivors) and presenting prevention methods.
  • Don't Fall For It! Post View Survey. Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (elcosh), Center to Protect Workers' Rights (CPWR), NJ States Building and Construction Trades Council. Survey intended for measuring content learned from "Don't Fall For It!" video.
  • Don't Fall For It! Preview Survey. Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (elcosh), Center to Protect Workers' Rights (CPWR), NJ States Building and Construction Trades Council. Survey intended to gather degree of relevant information known prior to viewing video "Don't Fall For It!".
  • Roadway Safety: Fall Hazards. Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (elcosh), Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America. Fact sheet(s) about fall hazards in roadway settings.
  • "How to Select a Full-Body Harness." Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (elcosh), Occupational Health and Safety Magazine, (2000, November). Article that considers selecting and sizing a harness, and tips for inspecting and maintaining the device.
  • Working @ Heights. Developed under grant from OSHA. Guidance highlighting major hazards of working at heights.

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