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Falls Awareness Week Prevention Council Statement

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The Prevention Council is committed to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety system and acknowledges that falls is the lead cause for injury, disability and death in Ontario’s workplaces. May 3-7 marks this year’s Construction Safety Week and Falls Awareness Week. Falls Awareness Week is an annual social awareness campaign focused on preventing falls in the workplace.

For this year’s week-long campaign, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has collaborated with the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) to provide key fall prevention resources for Ontario’s construction sector, where falls are consistently the leading cause of worker death and injury. Given this unprecedented time, this year’s week-long campaign has shifted to a virtual platform to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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