Posted by Ashley Bechtel in #YHSafetyTips, Oct 19, 2016
Fall protection is one of the most important pieces of equipment that your company can invest in. Your employees are your most important resource, and you need to protect them. You can start protecting your employees by following these simple guidelines:
Rails and Toe Boards:
Safety Harnesses and Nets:
In addition to the information listed above, OSHA requires that all employers:
Management is required to follow these precautions about fall protection:
It is better to prepare for a fall accident before one occurs at your facility.Failure to prepare for a fall accident will not only become extremely costly for your company, it also puts the safety and security of your employees at risk. Remember: for the price of one fall related accident, you could purchase 37 complete fall protection systems.
There are a lot of details about OSHA’s fall protection requirement, and we were not able to cover every aspect here. For more information, click here.
Check back next week for our post about what is required and recommended for your first aid kits around different work areas.
If you missed last weeks post about proper use of lift tables, check it out here.