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Occupational Health
in Fall Protection Equipment - 02 May, 2016
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Falls are the leading cause of death in construction accidents, according to OSHA statistics. More than 85 percent of falls that occur in the workplace require lost work time and that is, why fall protection equipment are so important. Fall protection equipment is required when working on any structure in which someone could fall over 7 1/2 feet, trusses and beams higher than 15 feet, and steep roofs.

Bannister, baseboards and other obstacles should be used whenever possible. At other times, workers have to rely on personal fall protection equipment. Fences, barriers and whole covers also protect workers from the risk of falling. No work should always continue to fall protection is in place. Personal fall systems may including several items, depending on the activity, some are retractable lanyards, welding supplies, fall protection anchors, miller welding helmet and many others.

Every detail counts

Personal fall arrest systems keep a worker from hitting a lower level or structure. These systems include a full body harness, and connectors and fall protection anchors. They may include a lifeline or deceleration device. Personal fall restraint systems to keep workers from getting too close to edges. They include a belt or full body harness, connectors and anchors. They may include lifelines, lanyards and rope grabs. The fall protection equipment should be labeled to meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requirements and should be right for the job.

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