Fall Hazards: One of Construction's Fatal Four
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This program reviews the safeguards employees must follow to control the common fall hazards that are often present when working above ground level. OSHA classifies falls into two different categories: falls from height and falls on the same level. Construction workers have an increased risk of both types of fall hazards, but the one that results in more construction-related fatalities are falls from height. The three major sources of falls from height in the construction industry include: roofs, unprotected edges, holes and openings; improper scaffold construction; and, the unsafe use of portable ladders.
- Common fall hazards
- Guardrail use
- Personal fall arrest systems
- Fall protection requirements for scaffolding
- Basic portable ladder safety precautions