April 6, 2023 By Rock to Road Staff
April 5, 2023, DARTMOUTH, NS – Construction Safety Nova Scotia have debuted a new campaign focusing on fall awareness and prevention for those in the construction industry.
The campaign is a collaboration with The Construction Safety Coalition, a group comprised of Construction Safety Nova Scotia and 13 other organizations across the province, including the Nova Scotia government’s Occupational Health and Safety division.
Funded by the Occupational Health and Safety Education Trust Fund, the campaign launched April 5 on various channels, with the goal to increase responsibility for operating safely at heights for both employers and workers.
The campaign includes the roll out of the website TieOffNS, which collects resources and legislation pertaining to fall protection targeted to both the organizational and employee levels.
In a press release, Construction Safety Nova Scotia highlighted the severity of these issues, with data from WCB Nova Scotia showing that the number of time-loss claims in construction concerning fall-related incidents rose by 50 per cent between 2021 and 2022, with a total of 15,259 days lost to fall-related workplace injuries over the course of last year.
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