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OSHA Participates in Safety Stand-Down on Fall Hazards in Construction in Chicago Area

OSHA partnered with the Builders Association, Construction Safety Council, the Chicago Area Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust, construction contractors, and other safety and health organizations for a 30-minute safety stand down on June 12, 2013 at construction sites throughout the Chicago area. The stand-down raised awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls in construction, which are the leading cause of job site deaths in the construction industry. In 2011, 262 of the 738 construction fatalities were fall-related.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Newsletter, June 13, 2013

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