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Region 5 News Release: 14-1024-CHI
June 2, 2014
Contact: Scott Allen      Rhonda Burke
Phone:       312-353-6976
Email: allen.scott@dol.gov      burke.rhonda@dol.gov

Safety Pays, Falls Cost: Cincinnati area construction workers
to attend OSHA Fall Safety Stand-Down events, learn safe practices

CINCINNATI – Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and they accounted for 12 percent of all occupational injuries in 2012. In an effort to prevent these injuries and fatalities through education and outreach, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration launches the 2014 Fall Safety Stand-Down, which will be held from June 2-6. An estimated 1 million workers and 25,000 businesses, including construction industry leaders, will halt their work for one hour during that week to discuss the importance of recognizing fall hazards and implementing fall safety measures.

Several safety stand-down events will be a part of this nationwide effort in the Cincinnati area. Allied Construction Industries in partnership with the Cincinnati Area OSHA Office and the city's largest contractors will conduct mobile training including live demonstrations of fall arrest equipment in action at four of the job sites.

Thomas E. Perez. United States Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Labor Perez announcing Stand-Down

"Falls account for more than a third of all deaths in the construction industry," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. "One fall can cost an employer their business and a worker their life. Every person participating in these events is showing their commitment to preventing a senseless loss of life and livelihood."

The stand-down is part of OSHA's ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign, which was started in 2012 and was developed in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and NIOSH's National Occupational Research Agenda program.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
            8 a.m. EDT
            Add to your iCal/Outlook calendar

WHO: Mike Marksberry, Messer Construction
          Dale Henderson, OSHA Cincinnati Area Office

WHAT: Fall Safety Stand-Down

WHERE: Streetcar Project
              801 Plum St.
              Cincinnati, OH 45202

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WHEN: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
            9 a.m. EDT
            Add to your iCal/Outlook calendar

WHO: Mike Marksberry, Messer Construction
          Ken Montgomery, OSHA Cincinnati Area Office

WHAT: Fall Safety Stand-Down

WHERE: Messer Construction job site
              Children's Hospital and Medical Center
              3333 Burnett Ave.
              Cincinnati, OH 45219

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WHEN: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
            8 a.m. EDT
            Add to your iCal/Outlook calendar

WHO: Steve Medlock, OSHA Cincinnati Area Office

WHAT: Fall Safety Stand-Down

WHERE: Messer Construction job site
              Christ Hospital
              2139 Auburn Ave.
              Cincinnati, OH 45219

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WHEN: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
            Noon EDT
            Add to your iCal/Outlook calendar

WHO: Dale Henderson, OSHA Cincinnati Area Office

WHAT: Fall Safety Stand-Down

WHERE: HGC Construction
              2814 Stanton Ave.
              Cincinnati, OH 45206

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WHEN: Thursday, June 5, 2014
            8:30 a.m. EDT
            Add to your iCal/Outlook calendar

WHO: Jennifer Scheueing, Dugan & Meyers
          Gaye Johnson, OSHA Cincinnati Area Office

WHAT: Fall Safety Stand-Down

WHERE: Dugan & Meyers waste water treatment plant job site
              1263 Muddy Road
              Urbana, OH 43078

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WHEN: Thursday, June 5, 2014
            11:30 a.m. EDT
            Add to your iCal/Outlook calendar

WHO: William Meadows, OSHA Cincinnati Area Office

WHAT: Fall Safety Stand-Down

WHERE: Duke Specialty
              11140 Montgomery Rd.
              Cincinnati, OH 45242

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WHEN: Friday, June 6, 2014
            8 a.m. EDT
            Add to your iCal/Outlook calendar

WHO: Steve Spaulding Jr, Turner Construction
          Bill Wilkerson, OSHA Cincinnati Area Office

WHAT: Fall Safety Stand-Down

WHERE: Dunhummby Jobsite
              5th & Race Streets
              Cincinnati, OH 4520

Join the conversation on Twitter by using #StandDown4Safety and tagging @USDOL

Press interested in attending these events should contact
Scott Allen or Rhonda Burke using the contact information provided above

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