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MBA Safety News - May 2018
This May, please join the fight to stop falls and Stand-Down!
Free Fall Protection Training

May 7-11 is the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. There are several ways to participate in the stand-down that are available to everyone.  On Monday, May 7th, The Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc., along with the Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania, are sponsoring a free training event to kick off the 2018 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. This event will be held at the MSA training facility at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry. This state of the art facility offers what may be the best hands-on instruction in the country. You can learn more and register by clicking here. 
Plan Your Stand-Down
If you are looking for ideas to conduct your company’s own stand-down, visit to find a five-day plan packed with suggested activities for your Stand-Down and use the available resources, such as the new infographics , to raise awareness of fall hazard. These deaths are preventable. If we work together, we can stop construction falls.
“Focus Four” Campaign 
Out of 5190* worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2016, 991 or 19% were in construction―that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction. 
The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by struck-by, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These "Fatal Four" hazards were responsible for well over half (64%) of the construction worker deaths in 2016*, according to BLS reports. 
*This category includes construction workers killed when caught-in or compressed by equipment or objects, and struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material 
Eliminating these Four Hazards would save 631 workers' lives each year.

OSHA Focus Four
Fall Hazards
Bob McCall
Director of Safety
Master Builders' Association