Fatal Falls in the News & SIF Talk

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This week’s Safety News with Abby Ferri is about how we discuss serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) in our workplace. This episode was triggered by a trend of fatal falls in the recent news, notably at hotel construction sites, news stories linked below:

Worker falls to death at Agua Caliente Casino site

Falling debris at Marriott construction site

Man dies after fall from scissor lift

Scaffold collapse in Keene, NH

How do you discuss SIFs at your workplace? Hopefully you do, even if your non-fatal and non-serious injury and illness rates are decreasing. Check out the report from the Campbell Institute and this white paper from DEKRA for more information on SIF prevention messaging and activities.

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