In 2015, the province of Ontario implemented a working-at-heights (WAH) training standard requiring most construction workers to take a specific day-long training in fall prevention. A 2019 study conducted by the Institute for Work & Health found the training had positive impact on construction workers' safety knowledge, work practices and injury rates. In this presentation, Dr. Lynda Robson shares new findings on the longer-term impact of the training.
Drawing on two additional years of data collection, Robson examines whether early post-training impacts continue to be seen. She also compares workers' compensation claims data in Ontario with those of other provinces for evidence of the standard's effectiveness.