The NLCSA is pleased to partner with WorkplaceNL and the Occupational Health and Safety Division of the Department of Digital Government and Service NL on Fall Prevention Awareness Week. Fall Prevention Awareness week will take place from April 17th – 17th, 2023 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 2017-2021, 478 workers in the industry received medical aid or lost time from work and 5 workers lost their lives as a result of a fall. The costs associated with these 483 claims totaled more than $39.2 million.

How to Participate

Participate in one of our fall prevention webinars, check out a podcast, virtual toolbox talk, 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.

Join The Signal: WorkplaceNL’s Health and Safety Podcast to explore current OHS topics that can improve the health and safety of workplaces.


Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are common workplace injuries that can be prevented when properly controlled. Join WorkplaceNL as they discuss provincial injury statistics, causes of slips, trips, and falls, prevention strategies.

Rescue Planning

We need to take every possible effort to prevent incidents and injuries in the workplace, but we need to be prepared in case things don’t go as planned. Join WorkplaceNL as they discuss rescue planning and what it means for employers with special guest Colin LeGrow with Technical Rope and Rescue.

Falls are among the most common causes of serious injuries and fatalities in the workplace.  Fall protection will prevent a fall, or bring the worker to a safer stop after falling.  Join WorkplaceNL as they discuss Fall Protection Systems.

Wednesday, April 19th 2023

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Pre-Recorded Fall Prevention Webinars

An aerial work platform is a mechanical device used to provide access for people or equipment to inaccessible areas, usually at height. Join WorkplaceNL as they discuss different types of aerial work platforms and the fall prevention requirements outlined in provincial legislation.

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.

Good housekeeping is an essential part of preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace, and it is a key component of the 5S methodology. The 5S method is a system that helps to create and maintain an organized, safe, clean and efficient workplace. Join WorkplaceNL as they discuss how the 5S methodology can help to improve housekeeping and reduce slips, trips and falls in your workplace.

The hierarchy of fall protection is the preferred order of controls to eliminate or reduce fall hazards. Join WorkplaceNL as they examine fall hazard scenarios and apply the hierarchy of fall protection to control those hazards.

A Fall Protection Plan is a written document, used as an administrative control, to help protect workers when they are required to work at height. Join us as we discuss fall protection plans: when are they required and what do they entail?

Ladders are used every day in workplaces. In Newfoundland and Labrador, on average, one worker per week is injured due to a fall from a ladder. To stay safe, you need to select the right ladder for the job, use it safely, inspect and maintain it.

Join us as we discuss the development of an emergency plan, that takes into consideration work being performed at height.

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Disclaimer: The materials above are provided to assist organizations with the development of their Occupational Health and Safety Program.  Companies should review and update materials to reflect their unique operations. The information presented is intended for general use and may not apply to every circumstance. It is not a definitive guide to government regulations and does not relieve persons using this information from their responsibilities under applicable legislation. The NLCSA does not guarantee the accuracy of, nor assume liability for, the information presented here.