Falls continue to be on of the most common causes of workplace related injuries and deaths each year. It’s the responsibility of the employer to create a workplace where fall risk are minimized and prevent falls from a variety of areas including: overhead platforms, elevated work surfaces (i.e. scaffolding) and holes in the floor. Under OSHA regulation CFR 1926.502, employers must: provide working conditions that are free of known dangers; provide a guardrail and toeboard around every elevated sided platform, floor or runway; guardrails must be present in any workplace where a worker could fall onto machinery or equipment; and other fall protection management systems may be required depending on the workplace and industry.1
These micro-learning clips are designed to help learners understand the basics of working off the ground, working at heights proper safety procedures, the importance of a fall protection plan, personal fall arrest systems in the workplace and how to properly inspect a fall protection equipment. Fall protection is a safety topic that most workplaces find themselves relying on to keep their team safe at heights - that harness and those guardrails can be the difference between someone going home or not.