FALL PROTECTION: WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
Some tips you should know about fall protective equipment and how to prevent employees from being injured from falls.
One in five worker deaths last year were in construction with more than 100,000 injuries occurring as a result of work-related falls. According to OSHA, the most frequently sited workplace safety violation is failure to provide fall protection.
Scaffolding accidents are among the most common in the construction industry.
Take a look at the photo of the man working on the scaffolding.
Do you find anything wrong with this picture?
This man is in a very dangerous situation. The odds are not in his favor when it comes to preventing a terrible accident. To keep this worker safe, he needs to be wearing fall protection. This worker should have been provided a safety harness from his employer.
Falls are still occurring too frequently and although we know fall protection is available, it is often overlooked and this is when injuries can occur.
Here are some tips you should know about fall protective equipment: