IT'S NOT IF SOMEONE WILL FALL, IT'S WHEN
In the absence of proper safety equipment, procedures and supervision, it is guaranteed that workers will fall from heights and risk serious bodily injury and even death.
The expense of inaction is staggering: loss of life, disability, replacing valued employees, and OSHA penalties to name a few. Fall protection awareness, training, and safety equipment are critical to your success and the health of your employees.
Here, we’ve assembled resources that will help you understand how to properly address fall protection including guidance on OSHA requirements, where to obtain protective equipment and training guidelines.
- New residential fall protection OSHA pamphlet
- Installing Trusses OSHA Fact Sheet
- Re-roofing OSHA Fact Sheet
- Roof Sheathing Fact Sheet OSHA
- Erecting Walls OSHA Fact Sheet
- Working in Attics OSHA Fact Sheet
- Floor Joist and Decking OSHA Fact Sheet
- OSHA Scaffold Guide
- OSHA Stairways and Ladders Guide
- GA Tech Scaffolding Safety Handout
- Fall Protection checklist OSHA site.
- Fall Protection Factsheet
- Of the top 3 OSHA cited violations, 2 of them occurred in the construction industry. Fall protection violations ranked number 1 & scaffolding violations ranked number 3.
- 419 of construction related fatalities occurred from 4 major categories: Falls, Electrocutions, Struck by Objects & Caught-in/between.
- In 2012, OSHA recorded 3,945 worker fatalities in the U.S., 775 of them occurred in the construction industry.
- The financial loss for a single claim averages $11,673 per occurence.