Safety and Facts from OSHA regarding construction fatalities:
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
Falls are the leading cause of death in construction and every year falls from ladders make up nearly a third of those deaths. These deaths are preventable. Falls from ladders can be prevented and lives can be saved by following the guidelines set forth by OSHA.
Falls are preventable
We all get distracted. Workflow hits its stride and motions become automatic. How can you prevent these oversights? Prevention is key. Fall restraint and arrest devices such as the TriRex™ keep you safe and OSHA compliant on your job site. Sometimes mobile fall protection isn't realistic and that's okay too. We have alternatives for your team – view our full range of temporary products. Interested in a more permanent solution? That's great! We've got custom products available for virtually any building.
Get Involved with the Safety Stand-Down
A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. The Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down focuses on Fall Hazards and reinforcing the importance of Fall Prevention. Make it a priority this week to speak with your team directly. OSHA provides great tips to create a successful Stand Down. To learn more about conducting a Stand Down, visit osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown