Fall Protection Class Brings Record Numbers! Posted on April 2, 2018 by Travis Stone The AGC of America, supported by the Susan Harwood Federal Grant offered two Fall Prevention in Construction classes on March 14 and 15 at the chapter office. The two days sold out making it their highest attended training in the last three years! The two days saw over 120 workers from Oregon and SW Washington. Thanks to all those who attended to make this one of the most successful training’s to date for this grant! Program Description: Construction workers make up approximately four percent of the country’s workforce but account for an average of 19% of all job-related fatalities each year. Consistently, over the past five years approximately 35-39% of those fatalities are from falls. Falls account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry, especially among small businesses and businesses with Hispanic workers. In addition, fall protection violations continue to be among the most cited standards in the construction industry. AGC of America is pleased to offer this one-day training program based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry.