Campaign: Stop Falls. Save Lives.
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) works proactively with employers and employees to help prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities, by offering extensive safety and health training and education resources, and innovative programs to prevent workplace hazards.
MIOSHA’s Stop Falls. Save Lives. campaign emphasizes that all falls are preventable with continued education, training, and diligent safety awareness in the workplace and on the construction job site. Fall-related fatalities accounted for nearly half of the 43 fatalities MIOSHA investigated in 2016, occurring largely in the construction and tree-trimming industries.
I invite you to check out MIOSHA’s comprehensive fall prevention website: www.michigan.gov/stopfalls
that offers valuable resources: publications, safety standards, policies and procedures to help prevent fall-related injuries and fatalities in the workplace. Here you can register for an upcoming training class, click on several dates and locations for classes that are offered, or check out MIOSHA’s video library that offers many fall hazard titles, and a free video loan service and video streaming opportunities for employers and employees.
Also available at no cost to employers, is MIOSHA’s Consultation, Education and Training
(CET) Division, to help employers develop a safety and health program and comply with current MIOSHA regulations. Employers can contact CET at 517-284-7720 for a free jobsite evaluation.
Below are MIOSHA public service announcements (PSAs) targeting residential falls, heat safety, air quality safety, and promoting overall worker safety. Add these to your rotation and play these as often as possible.
The best time to take advantage of these free resources and services is before an accident happens. Our goal at MIOSHA is to help ensure that every Michigan worker goes home unharmed at the end of the day.
Bart Pickelman, Director