Fall Protection Engineering: Why Preventing Falls is Important
Falls when at work are a common cause of death in the workplace. This is why OSHA, demands that certain protocols be implemented on the job and that some type of Fall Protection Engineering be in place before a business can hire on workers. Below you will find some tips to help you with implementing a fall safety program in your place of business, so that you don’t have accidents and possibly fatalities among your employees.
What You can do
- To keep workers safe employers must guard against any type of floor hole that a worker can possibly step into. You should use floor guards to ensure that these holes are see able and covered at the same time.
- You will need guard rails on every second floor surface and on any steps that a worker needs to climb up and down.
- Regardless of how tall a vat or other appliance may be, if it is possible for a worker to fall into it, you have to put up guardrails that will prevent it from happening. You do not want one of your employees to slip and fall into a vat of acid.
- There are other things that might be required such as safety harnesses, hard hats, and other materials according to what type of job you are running.
There are some rules that OSHA is very strict on to prevent falls and implement Fall Protection Engineering procedures. These rules must be followed. Read on below for a few of them.
- You must provide conditions for working that are safe and free of any known dangers to your employees.
- Floors must be kept as clean as possible and as dry, as can be expected as well.
- You have to provide the proper safety equipment to your employees at no charge to them.
- Train workers in a language they can understand about safety and fall prevention.
These are just a few tips to help you prevent accidents from happening in your place of business. From following OSHA requirements to just being plain careful, following these tips can save you money and your employees grief and pain.
It is one of the leading causes of death in the workplace. Thank you!