Tagged: Fall protection

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Fall Protection in the Construction Industry

Falls are the most frequent cause of fatalities at construction sites. It accounts for one of every three construction-related deaths yearly. Most fall injuries are caused by falls from ladders but they are non-fatal injuries while Falls from roofs are the most frequent cause for fatal falls. Below is a scenario that emphasizes the importance of the fall protection system to both the employee and the employers. CASE SCENARIO: Juan Becerra, a construction worker who died after falling more than 100 feet from SoFi Stadium’s roof Becerra fell an estimated 110 feet on June 5, 2020, from the southeast corner...

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Personal Protective Equipment for Construction: What You Must Know

The construction industry’s work zone hazard curve can be flattened by observing strict adherence to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as slated by OSHA