The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction was started in 2012 by OSHA, NIOSH, and CPWR, with the addition of the annual Safety Stand-Down occurring in 2014. Since that time, thousands of companies have instituted or improved their jobsite fall prevention programs, and millions of workers have paused work during a Stand-Down to learn more about protecting themselves and their coworkers from falls. But what exactly has made the campaign so successful? How has word spread so that so many companies participate each and every year? To find out, CPWR worked with the Center on Network Science (CNS) at the University of Colorado Denver to conduct a Social Network Analysis on the network of partners that has been developed through the Falls Campaign. Social Network Analysis is a process of mapping and measuring the relationships and flows of information between people, groups, and organizations.
To learn more about which groups and organizations are participating in the Campaign, how they are engaging with one another, and what the benefits and challenges have been, check out this Executive Summary.