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Guard Yourself From Falls In The Workplace

F Marie Athey OHST

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F Marie Athey OHST | February 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Guard Yourself From Falls In The Workplace

We’re proud to announce that we’ve launched a new video about fall prevention. You can now leave a comment on the video at the exact time you want it to display.  Simply type in your comment in the space below the video the moment you want it to appear and hit enter.  Your comment will be visible to other viewers when they watch the video and they can interact with what you’ve said.  Ask us questions, make suggestions, seek clarification or converse with other users!

The video is part of our initiative to help prevent falls in the workplace which is a leading cause of death in construction. The fall protection standard, 29 CFR 1926.501, has topped OSHA’s list of most cited standard for fiscal year 2013 for the second time in a row. 8,241 violations were in 2013. Training is the key to preventing falls in the workplace. Employees need to know how to recognize potential hazards and prevent them.

In this 6-minute training video, I’ll discuss with you  fall safety and prevention so you can keep yourself or a colleague from harm’s way. I have broken down the lecture into four sections, with each section addressing fall safety concerns such as what fall hazards are; what are the major types of fall hazards; what are the things you can do to protect yourself from fall hazards, and what your employer can do to protect you.

I’ll also address height requirements for the use of personal protective equipment, scaffolding and other fall safety equipment. These requirements are very basic and are part of the OSHA standards for construction, general industry, and maritime.

Remember that falls can happen anytime and anywhere. It can happen to you or a family member. By taking a moment of your time to watch this video, you have already invested in valuable information that can protect you or a co-worker from deadly fall hazards. Your safety is priceless.

Please leave your comments  in the video. We can’t wait to hear back from you!


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