The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its Safety Pays, Falls Cost campaign April 26, 2012. The nationwide information and media campaign was created to prevent construction-related falls and is designed to urge contractors, particularly small residential contractors, to provide their workers with fall-protection training and equipment.
As part of the campaign, OSHA now is offering eTools to help construction employers and workers identify and control the hazards that commonly cause the most serious construction injuries. The standalone, illustrated, Web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics are available free of charge by clicking here.
Additionally, OSHA offers a new Spanish-language fall-prevention website for Latino construction contractors and workers. Like the English website, the Spanish website is a vehicle to raise awareness among workers and employers regarding the hazards of falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs. The educational resources page gives workers and employers information about falls and how to prevent them. There also are training tools for employers to use and posters to display at their work sites.