National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Week

May 5th 2021
By: Carrie Parashar

Join ASA, May 3rd – 7th, as we participate in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction week.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Among workers, approximately 20% of fall injuries involve ladders, and among construction workers, an estimated 81% of fall injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms involve a ladder.” (Sandy Smith, 2014)

In addition, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) found that “falls remain a leading cause of unintentional injury mortality nationwide, and 43% of fatal falls in the last decade have involved ladders.”

Follow these links to learn more about falls and to access a free OSHA approved ladder safety checklist.

Link: Ladder Checklist

Reference article: EHS Today

About Carrie Parashar

Carrie Parashar joins ASA with 12 years of experience supporting Alaska’s oil and gas industry, both on and off the North Slope. Since 2009, she has specialized in construction and operations health, safety and environmental training development and delivery, as well as compliance-database administration and project-turnover coordination. Carrie holds a Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) certification and other training certifications. Prior North Slope experience includes field safety on Point Thomson, Skid 50, various pipeline-renewal projects and construction-turnover coordination.

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