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Reducing workplace falls by ProQuest


Workers continue to run up record numbers of workplace fall injuries despite the best efforts of safety consultants and concerned employers. Half of all fall fatalities can be traced to construction industries, which is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration directs a significant part of its inspection and enforcement efforts to structural steel erection firms and home and commercial building contractors. Most firms in the General Industry category have to worry about the OSHA four-foot rule. Quite simply, it states that fall protection must be provided any time a worker is at a height of four feet or more, as well as when working over dangerous equipment or machinery. Presented are some ways to reduce the risk of falls in your workplace in different categories. The categories are: 1. outdoors, 2. floors, 3. ladders, 4. stairs/ramps, 5. above floor, 6. hearing test.

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