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Fall Awareness Week September 14-18, 2020

 

For the third year, IHSA will join with the Prevention Office of the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development (MLTSD) to promote Falls Awareness Week (FAW). This year’s FAW will take place from September 14–18, 2020.

Falls Awareness Week is part of a campaign to prevent falls, which is one of the leading causes of death and critical injuries in the construction industry. The purpose of the campaign is to support an open dialogue about fall hazards at work and foster a shift in workplace culture surrounding falls. Falls are preventable!

This year, keeping social distancing measures in mind, we encourage employers and workers to stop work for 15–30 minutes during the week and conduct safety talks about fall hazards specific to their workplace. These talks can help identify fall hazards as well as gaps in knowledge or training.

In support of the event, IHSA has developed the following resources:

 
Fall Prevention Toolkit (W016)

A free downloadable Fall Prevention Toolkit (W016) that includes several fall-related safety talks and other resources to stimulate workplace discussion and participation.

Fall-related Webinars
This is an English online webinar for Falls Awareness Prevention

Five on-demand webinars on key topics related to falls on construction sites

Additional Resources & Information

 
 
REMEMBER

This year, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, make sure to keep a physical distance of at least two metres between participants during any in-person safety talks, wear face coverings where needed, and hold talks outside when possible. Some workplaces may choose to hold virtual safety talks.

Falls Awareness Week: Safety Talk Tips and Tricks

In support of Falls Awareness Week: Sept 14 – 18 2020

This mini on-demand information session reviews the importance of safety talks with practical tips on how to make the delivery of safety talks more effective. Included is references to a series of resources available free to download to support workplace fall prevention initiatives including the IHSA’s Safety Talk Manual.

Duration: 13 mins and includes a certificate of attendance once completed.
Register for the Falls Awareness Week: Safety Talk Tips and Tricks webinar.

Falls Awareness Week: Fall Protection Working at Heights on Residential Construction Sites

In support of Falls Awareness Week: Sept 14 – 18 2020

This mini on-demand information session reviews the common hazards and risk factors contributing to falls from heights on residential construction projects and reminders of key tips to keep workplaces safe. Included is references to a series of resources available free to download to support workplace fall prevention initiatives including the Falls Awareness Tool Kit.

Duration: 13 mins and includes a certificate of attendance once completed.
Register for the Falls Awareness Week: Fall Protection Working at Heights on Residential Construction Sites webinar.

Falls Awareness Week: Preventing Slips Trips and Falls on Construction Sites

In support of Falls Awareness Week: Sept 14 – 18 2020

This mini on-demand information session reviews the common hazards and risk factors contributing to slips, trips and falls at the same level on construction projects and reminders of key tips to keep workplaces safe. Included is references to a series of resources available free to download to support workplace fall prevention initiatives including the Falls Awareness Tool Kit.

Duration: 13 mins and includes a certificate of attendance once completed.
Register for the Falls Awareness Week: Preventing Slips Trips and Falls on Construction Sites webinar.

Falls Awareness Week: Temporary Stairs Safety on Construction Sites

In support of Falls Awareness Week: Sept 14 – 18 2020

This mini on-demand information session reviews the common hazards and risk factors related to the use of temporary stairs on residential construction projects and reminders of key tips to keep workplaces safe. Included is references to a series of resources available free to download to support workplace fall prevention initiatives including the Temporary Stairs Brochure and the Falls Awareness Tool Kit.

Duration: 13 mins and includes a certificate of attendance once completed.
Register for the Falls Awareness Week: Temporary Stairs Safety on Construction Sites webinar.

Falls Awareness Week: Ladder Safety on Construction Sites

In support of Falls Awareness Week: Sept 14 – 18 2020

This mini on-demand information session reviews the common hazards and risk factors related to the use of ladders on construction projects and reminders of key tips to keep workplaces safe. Included is references to a series of resources available free to download to support workplace fall prevention initiatives including the Ladder Risk Assessment Checklist, Sample Job Safety Analysis for Extension Ladders and the complete Falls Awareness Tool Kit.

Duration: 15 mins and includes a certificate of attendance once completed.
Register for the Falls Awareness Week: Ladder Safety on Construction Sites webinar.

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