"Falls account for more than a third of all deaths in (the construction) industry," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. "We're working with employers, workers, industry groups, state OSH plans, and civic and faith-based organizations to host safety stand-downs that focus on recognizing hazards and preventing falls. We are getting the message out to America's employers that safety pays and falls cost." The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down, June 2 to 6, will raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. There were 269 fatalities caused by falls from elevation in 2012 out of 775 construction fatalities. Those deaths were preventable. For more information, click here.