Fall Arrest Systems

Fall Arrest Systems

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It might not seem like a topic that needs safety training, but falls are a major source of injury for the American workforce with approximately 300,000 injuries from falls each year in the U.S.

In construction, falls are the leading cause of fatalities and 1,300 workers die in falls each year.

A personal fall arrest system is protection required by OSHA for workers on construction sites who are exposed to vertical drops of 6 feet or more.

The following video shows how to properly inspect and put on a fall protection harness.

Here is some final advice for using fall arrest systems safely:

Until next time, stay positive and stay safe.

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