OSHA, Montgomery County, Md., Team Up to Prevent Fatal Falls

The organizations are addressing the leading cause of fatalities in the industry.

Tue April 23, 2013 - Northeast Edition
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has teamed with the Montgomery County Worker Health and Safety Commission to spread the word about preventing fatal falls in construction, which are the leading cause of death in the industry.

With new posters on display in Montgomery County’s public bus system, riders can learn about OSHA’s nationwide Campaign to Prevent Fatal Falls in Construction, which is raising awareness about the hazards of working from heights in construction and the necessary steps to keep workers safe (such as harness and lines for roof work). The posters direct riders to call 1-800-OSHA or visit OSHA’s Web page to learn more about the outreach campaign, which includes educational materials, training resources, local events and more.

Posters went up on March 1, 2013, inside more than 200 buses across the county and will remain on display for several months. Montgomery County has a ridership of 30 million per year.

For more information, visit www.osha.gov/stopfalls.




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