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The Importance of Fall Protection

The Importance of Fall protection

The most common cause of fatal accidents on work sites in the construction industry are from falls, according to the 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report made by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The census included accidents caused by violence, transportation incidences, fires and explosions, exposure to harmful substances, and contact with objects and equipment. Due to the amount of annual fall-related fatalities and the relationship between operators’ actions and the equipment’s influence, OSHA has made safety training a requirement for all construction workers, especially heavy equipment operators. As part of this training, the Fall Protection program was created to deliver comprehensive information specifically on fall hazards, teaching workers how to recognize them and avoid them to protect their life and the lives of others around them. Continue reading