Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to prevent workers from falling from overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floors or walls.
OSHA establishes fall protection standards for general industry, as well as for the shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and construction industries.
OSHA’s fall protection standard for general industry requires employers to use safe work from heights practices and warning systems to prevent work-related injuries from falls.
Work from heights injuries are a common occupational risk at facilities. Employers can prevent falls from heights by adhering to OSHA’s work from heights regulations. https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/standardinterpretations/2019-09-23
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