Fatal Four Safety Awareness Campaign

Significant Increase in Tennessee Workplace Fatalities

The Administrator of the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Steve Hawkins, urges employers and workers pay special attention to workplace safety and health after 28 Tennessee workers suffered fatal work-related injuries since January. “In the month of July alone, 10 Tennessee workers lost their lives in workplace accidents, devastating families, friends, co-workers and businesses. Most all of these could have been prevented,” said Hawkins. 

For the construction industry, the statistics are of particular concern. In 2015, the majority of workplace fatalities occurred in the manufacturing segment with only eight percent occurring in the construction industry. This year fifty percent of the 28 workplace fatalities occurred on construction sites as of 10/27/2106.

In an effort to raise awareness about this extremely concerning trend, the Associated General Contractors of Tennessee is kicking off a new initiative called the Fatal Four Safety Awareness Campaign. Over the next several weeks, we will be highlighting the most common causes of fatalities in the construction industry which consist of Falls, Caught-In, Struck By and Electrocutions. We will be providing resource information for each topic to assist companies in their efforts to prevent construction related fatalities and accidents. We encourage you to take part in this important safety campaign and share this information with all levels of your organization. We all play a vital part in ensuring job site safety.

Real lives are at stake. Let’s work together every day to send people home safely!


Fatal Four Awareness Campaign - Introduction

E-News Communication


Fatal Four Awareness Series 1 - Fall Prevention Resources

Weekly Safety Meetings - Ladders
Weekly Safety Meetings - Roofing Falls
Weekly Safety Meetings - Holes & Floor Openings
Weekly Safety Meetings - Prevention of Deadly Falls
Safety Standown Fall Prevention Presentation - PDF


Tennessee Construction Fatalities As of October 27, 2016