Brad Mang, Safety Consultant, FRSA Self Insurer’s Fund
As we approach OSHA’s annual National Safety Stand- Down to Prevent Falls in Construction (May 1 - 5), this is
the perfect time to remind roofing contractors of their responsibilities to provide the proper training on fall
protection to their employees.
Each year, falls to a lower level are the leading cause of death among construction workers and account for one-third of all construction fatalities. According to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fatality rate for workers killed because of falls remains at 38 percent (378 of 986 total deaths for 2021). Read more.