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Preventing Dangerous Falls From Heights

Preventing Dangerous Falls From Heights

Today's guest blog is from Jerry Laws of Occupational Health & Safety magazine.

How should you conduct a fall hazards risk assessment? Safety managers frequently overlook exposures that are common to general industry. Fall hazards are found at almost every work site – keep in mind, nearly all OSHA regions have emphasis programs in place to address fall hazards through targeted inspections -- and it’s critical to address those risks comprehensively.

In a June 9, 2016, webinar, John P. McCroskey, a division environmental, health and safety manager with Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services who is an OSHA VPP Special Government Employee (SGE) with more than 35 years’ experience managing safety programs, will review the assessment process and will identify program requirements and recommendations such as inspections and training, along with the preparation of a written fall protection program.

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