This year, the NLCSA has partnered with WorkplaceNL and the Occupational Health and Safety Division of the Department of Digital Government and Service NL to promote Fall Prevention Awareness Week. Fall Prevention Awareness week will take place from May 31st - June 4th, 2021 and our aim is to:

  • Raise awareness about fall hazards and how they can be eliminated or mitigated.
  • Promote a positive workplace culture relating to fall prevention.

From 2015-2019, 610 workers in the industry received medical aid or lost time from work and 4 workers lost their lives as a result of a fall. The costs associated with these 614 claims totaled more than $36.7 million. 


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Fall Hazards

Construction work and construction sites can expose workers to a variety of fall hazards, each and every day.  

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Fall Prevention

With the proper awareness, training, equipment, and planning, falls can be prevented.

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How to Participate?

Participate in one of our fall prevention webinars, virtual tool box talks, or conduct your own toolbox talk specific to fall hazards at your workplace. These talks can help identify fall hazards as well as gaps in knowledge or training. Encourage workers to ask questions, raise concerns and be actively involved in fall prevention at the workplace. Ask what more you can do as an employer. Safety is a partnership.

Fall Prevention Week - LIVE Webinars

Recognizing, evaluating and controlling hazards is critical to ensuring a safe and healthy workplace. Join us as we discuss the hazard assessment process and explore some of the common fall hazards in the construction industry.
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Slips, trips and falls are common workplace injuries that can be prevented when properly controlled. Join WorkplaceNL as they analyze real-life incidents to determine what happened and what can be done to prevent re-occurrence.
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Join WorkplaceNL for part one of a three-part series on fall protection that focuses on fall restraint. This webinar outlines the function, requirements and safe use of fall restraint equipment.
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Join WorkplaceNL for part two in a three-part series on fall protection that focuses on fall arrest. This webinar includes the function, requirements and safe use of fall arrest equipment, as well as things to look for when using fall arrest.
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Join WorkplaceNL for part three in a three-part series that focuses on fall protection planning. Fall protection planning is critical to keeping workers from falling when completing job tasks that require fall protection. Selecting the right fall protection for the task, calculating fall distances and having a rescue plan are some of the important elements to consider for keeping workers safe.
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