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Safety News You Need: Fall Protection

Sep 18, 2020

Falls from height are a leading causes of workplace fatalities. In 2018, falls accounted forFall protection harness 33% of construction worker deaths. This week’s Safety News You Need features resources to help you mitigate or eliminate the fall hazards workers face.

  • To select the right fall protection equipment for construction workers, you first have to know your options. Learn the four different types of active fall protection and how each helps keep workers safe. Learn more
  • One critical aspects of using personal fall arrest systems is selecting the right anchorage. Follow these do’s and don’ts to ensure you are using suitable anchor points. Read more
  • Fall protection equipment is only effective when workers know how to use it properly. Use this toolbox talk to educate workers on best practices when working at height and how each piece of equipment helps keep them safe. Read more
  • Falls involving ladders account for approximately 20% of fall injuries. By planning ahead, selecting the right ladder for the task and training your workers on how to use the ladder safely, you can prevent these incidents. Learn more
Related Links
ANSI/ASSP Z359 Fall Protection and Fall Restraint Standards

Fall Protection On Demand Courses
Upcoming Fall Protection Courses

Russell Duren
Excellent roundup of resources! I realize Simplified Safety's "4 Different Types" article is rooted in 1926, which doesn't prescribe Fall Restraint like 1910 does. However, we'd do well to adopt a Z359 mentality and look for restraint configurations before we jump to rigging the worker's PPE for arrest.


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