Hello, and welcome back to the IndustrySafe video blog. Though construction workers face many potential work hazards, falls are the leading cause of death on a construction site. In 2013, OSHA found that deaths relating to falls accounted for just over 36 percent of all deaths on a construction worksite. To prevent such a tragedy from occurring on your jobsite, safety professionals can follow these simple steps:
First, have a fall prevention plan put into place. Second, conduct daily walkthroughs to identify and address any fall hazards before each project. Third, follow all OSHA requirements and manufacturer recommendations through consistently checking fall protection equipment.
Next, hold regular fall prevention training courses. Finally, be open with your workers through discussing best practices and sharing solutions to lowering falls risks.
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