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Who needs fall protection training?

Posted by Joshua Fleishman on Wed, Jul 08, 2020 @ 12:30 PM
Unfortunately when safety isn't a priority for a company, you have lamentable news stories like this.
EHS Today article on young man who died from falling off roof
Source: EHSToday
This article, from EHSToday, reports on a recent incident involving a young man (especially as it relates to being in the workforce) who died because of a lack of understanding or possibly an ignorance to working at heights. Long story short, they found no fall protection was being used at the site, and one would have to question training, if any, as well.
Fall protection is, and has been the leading cause of fatal injuries in construction and is consistently one of OSHA's most cited violations. Over one-third of fatalities in the construction industry occurs due to falls from height.
These deaths are preventable! 
Roofers on roof with little to no fall protection. Training is required!
OSHA mandates that any time an employee is working at heights (6 feet or more), they need to be aware of the proper fall protection practices and proper fall protection equipment. To help ensure workers are following proper fall protection safety precautions, per OSHA, every job site must have a competent person present.
If it is a matter of not knowing, allow our company to help educate you and your team. We offer training on working at heights as well as other workplace safety topics. We even have discounts to veterans, for any open enrollment classes we offer.
Please, think about your own safety and the safety of those around you. Say something if you feel the need, or contact a safety professional to ask a question. We have consultants available for on-site work whenever your company may need. 
Let's work smarter to educate ourselves and our employees to work safer and more efficiently, than to be ignorant and just "get the job done."
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Tags: fall protection in construction, Fall protection training, OSHA fall protection

Vital Fall Protection Training to Abate Accidents

Posted by Joshua Fleishman on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

Falls & Workplace Safety

According to OSHA's commonly used statistics, the leading cause of worker's deaths on construction sites were falls. In fact, 35% of total deaths in the field of construction for CY 2011 were from falls.

It is also OSHA's number two most frequently cited standard violation in FY 2011 (29 CFR 1926.501).

How can falls be reduced?

First, we must look at how OSHA requirements help with reducing these accidents. OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces and six feet in the construction industry. In addition, OSHA requires that fall protection be provided when working over dangerous equipment and machinery, regardless of the fall distance.

Fall Protection TrainingOSHA requires employers to provide working conditions that are free of known dangers. The company must provide required personal protective equipment at no cost to workers. Floors in work areas must be kept clean and dry (as much as possible). 

(Quoted from OSHA's website):

To prevent employees from being injured from falls, employers must:

  • Guard every floor hole into which a worker can accidentally walk (using a railing and toe-board or a floor hole cover).
  • Provide a guard rail and toe-board around every elevated open sided platform, floor or runway.
  • Regardless of height, if a worker can fall into or onto dangerous machines or equipment (such as a vat of acid or a conveyor belt) employers must provide guardrails and toe-boards to prevent workers from falling and getting injured.
  • Other means of fall protection that may be required on certain jobs include safety and harness and line, safety nets, stair railings and hand rails.

Fall Safety HarnessOSHA wants to help reduce (hopefully eliminate) these accidents, and Safety Training Services, Inc. is here to facilitate as well.



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Tags: safety training, Fall protection training, OSHA fall protection