Labor and Economic Opportunity
Nearly half of the 43 fatalities MIOSHA investigated in 2016 were fall-related, occurring largely in the construction and tree-trimming industries. Falls on the same level and falls to a lower level represent 27 percent of the most disabling work-related injuries and in 2014, cost U.S. employers $19.3 billion. Click on the tabs below for resources on fall prevention, including summaries of recent workplace fatalities caused by falls, fact sheets and tool box talks, relevant MIOSHA rules and regulations for construction and general industry, free video streaming and video loan services, and more.
Watch the video below for an important message from MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman.