OSHA Launches Workplace Fall Awareness Program

 Fall-related injuries current leading cause of workplace fatalities.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has kicked off a new national program to bring awareness to falls in the workplace. Fall-related injuries are the most frequently cited workplace violation in the construction industry. They are also the leading cause of fatalities in the workplace, making up 13% of all fatal workplace injuries in 2021.

“This national emphasis program aligns all of OSHA’s fall protection resources to combat one of the most preventable and significant causes of workplace fatalities,” said Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker. “Working together, OSHA and employers in all industries can make lasting changes to improve worker safety and save lives.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su as she awaits the Senate confirmation vote on her nomination.
  • For Assistant Secretary Parker as he heads OSHA.
  • For U.S. labor officials as they seek to raise awareness and prevent workplace falls.

Sources: Department of Labor


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