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Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 .
Workers' Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job.
OSHA has rolled out its "Safe and Sound Campaign" initiative, which asks employers to review their safety programs and identify areas for improvement, according to the agency.
Did you know NIOSH offers free, confidential health screenings for coal miners? Beginning March 2017, miners will be able to find the surveillance mobile unit in Alabama, as well as Illinois, Indiana, and Eastern Kentucky.
Training is essential for confined spaces and the hazards that may be encountered in them. This training should stress that death to the worker is the likely outcome if proper precautions are not taken before entry is made.