Work Safe. Stay Alive: Training Materials

New York State Fatality Assessment and Control Prevention Materials

Use these materials in your training programs to keep workers safe on the job.

  • Snowmaker Safety Training. Ski area employees tend to have high injury rates and snowmaking is one of the high risk operations. These materials were developed to inform snowmakers about how to prevent injuries while operating snowmaking equipment and traveling around the ski area.
  • Logging Safety: A Field Guide. This Field Guide was developed to help workers safely perform their jobs. It provides detailed information on identifying, assessing, and reducing hazards associated with tree-related work. It can be used as a classroom training manual as well as a reference guide in the field.
  • Confined Space Awareness Training: Preventing Deaths and Injuries to Public Workers. This training module was developed to provide supervisors and workers with information on how to prevent fatal injuries while working in confined spaces. The training is brief, can be easily delivered and provides materials designed to help prevent these injuries from occurring.
  • Preventing Deaths and Injuries to Public Workers While Working Around Mobile Equipment. This training is designed to help workers recognize hazards and teach ways to protect themselves and their co-workers while working with and around mobile equipment. The training can be used by front-line supervisors of workers exposed to mobile equipment hazards or by workers themselves.
  • Roofing Work Can be Deadly. This fact sheet provides roofers with information about personal fall arrest systems.

Worker Safety Videos

Plumber Killed in Catastrophic Trench Collapse (5:33) Truck Diver Buried in Smoldering Mulch Video ( 4:11)

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Focus on Falls Campaign

Falls are the leading cause of worker deaths in construction. Each year in the U.S., more than 200 construction workers are killed and over 10,000 are seriously injured by falls.

  • PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.
  • PROVIDE the right equipment.
  • TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.

View the 7 Steps to Ladder Safety. Get more information about preventing falls from OSHA, NIOSH, and National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction. Download the Ladder Safety app for free at Apple Store and Google Play (available in English and Spanish).

Fatality Alerts

  • Fatal Injuries Among Animal Handlers in New York State: Farmers, veterinarians and other animal service workers handle animals on a daily basis and many of them are injured or even killed at work. This alert summarizes 17 work-related deaths among animal handlers in upstate New York between 2002 and 2008 and proposes preventive measures.
  • Dumbwaiters Can Kill, Interlocks on Doors Prevent Tragedy: Older buildings may have dumbwaiters that don't have interlocks to prevent serious, even fatal injuries. No one should be allowed to operate a dumbwaiter until interlocks are installed and working properly.


Title File Type Language
Truck Driver Run Over by Trash Compactor in Municipal Landfill HTML PDF Español
Not Following Lockout/Tagout Procedures Can Be Fatal HTML PDF Español
Flooding Fatal Injury Facts HTML PDF Español
Farming HTML PDF Español
Contractor Run Over by Front-End Loader at City Salt Stockyard HTML PDF Español
Tree-Work Fatal Injury Facts HTML PDF Español
Sanitation Fatal Injury Facts HTML PDF Español
Baling Fatal Injury Facts HTML PDF Español
Vehicle Repair Facts HTML PDF  
Staging Glass Crates HTML PDF  

Other Resources

  • Preventing Worker Deaths and Injuries When Handling Micotil 300®. Livestock producers, veterinarians and other workers may be exposed to the toxic hazards of the animal antibiotic Micotil 300® while handling the product. Cardiotoxic effects of Micotil 300® on the human heart can be severe enough to cause death. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends that extreme care be given to following safe drug handling and injection procedures to avoid the possibility of self injection. Although no antidote exists for Micotil 300®, exposed persons should seek immediate medical intervention as the drug's cardiotoxic effects may be reversed.
  • Fatalities Associated with Improper Hitching to Farm Tractors. Many fatalities in agricultural industries are caused by tractor rollovers. The MMWR developed by the New York State Department of Health's Occupational Health Nurses in Agricultural Communities program summarizes the characteristics of one type of tractor rollover incidents - rear rollover, and discusses the risk factors and prevention measures.
  • CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training. CPWR is dedicated to reducing occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the construction industry. Through research, training, and service programs, CPWR serves the industry in cooperation with key federal and construction industry partners nationwide.
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. As part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIOSH is responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA improves workplace safety by developing and enforcing occupational safety and health standards and provides compliance assistance.