When I see that the time, resources, and passion that I’ve invested in fall protection makes a real difference for people, my work becomes very rewarding. In late November, I have the opportunity to share what I’ve learned about fall risk to benefit employers, as well as families who have already experienced loss.
The reality is that falls are the second most common cause of death in the workplace. At the Fatality and Severe Loss Prevention Symposium hosted by The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), I will be presenting a session titled “Don’t be Fooled by Falls.” During this session, I will explain how conducting a risk assessment specific to falls can significantly reduce risk and better manage the exposure of fall hazards.
In cooperation with this symposium, ASSE will donate $10 per registrant to the ASSE Foundation Family Scholarship Fund. The fund provides college funding for families affected by a workplace tragedy to help minimize the financial impact of the loss, while encouraging continuing education.
The Fatality & Severe Loss Prevention Symposium, held November 21-22, 2013 in San Diego, will feature 17 sessions and two workshops delivered by authorities on fatality and severe loss prevention for occupational safety, health and environmental professionals. The symposium will identify workplace vulnerability, provide techniques for preventing catastrophes and show participants how to implement a prevention plan.