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Recent Construction Tragedies Drive MySafetySign.com to Launch New Fall Protection Signs

Signs Released for Operations on Elevated Work Stations

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fall fatalities are the largest cause of worker deaths on construction sites in the U.S. In response to federal budgetary increases for fall prevention programs, MySafetySign has created a new line of Fall Protection Signs to leverage as safety systems.

Fall fatalities comprise a significant portion of deaths during construction annually:

  • In 2012, there have been 95 fatal falls out of 278 construction fatalities between January and July.
  • In 2011, there were 251 fatal falls out of 721 construction worker deaths.
  • In 2010, there were with 264 recorded fall deaths out of 774 construction worker fatalities.

MySafetySign manager Conrad Lumm said, “As safety providers, we’re glad to see an increase in budget spending for fall prevention programs. Training programs like The Department of Labor’s (Susan Harwood) Training Grant were set into motion recently for employers to educate and protect employees. We know our new fall protection signs are great allies to coincide with any safety programs.”

The signs sport blaring Caution, Warning, and Danger messages that require workers to wear body harnesses and hard hats as fall protection. Customizable templates allow personalization in minutes.

To take MySafetySign’s fall protection quiz, visit

For more information, visit www.mysafetysign.com

Notes to editors:

1. References for statistics:

http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html

http://www.loansafe.org/new-federal-grant-allows-construction-association-to-continue-to-provide-fall-protection-safety-program

http://stopconstructionfalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Fatality-Mapping-Project.pdf

About MySafetySign

MySafetySign is the Web’s largest store for safety signage. The company’s mission is to make signs and labels as effective as possible in order to prevent accidents and save lives. Customers can choose from over 40,000 designs and customizable templates.

About SmartSign

SmartSign is one of America's fastest growing e-commerce companies and parent of MySafetySign, MyParkingSign, and more than 50 other sites. The company manufactures and distributes a wide range of signs, tags, mats, and labels. By positioning “signs as solutions,” SmartSign has taken a novel approach to ordering signs. Through highly targeted, content-rich, and authoritative retail sites, the company provides specific solutions to specific problems, such as preventing accidents in the workplace.

SmartSign
Suman Sridhar, 718-797-1900 ext. 136
sumans@smartsign.com

Source: SmartSign