Category: Keep your workers

Learn More About the OSHA’s New Fall Protection Measures and Necessary Equipment and Supplies

Workers employed within the construction industry are aware that many of their jobs can be potentially hazardous. Falls, for example, are the primary cause of death within this field. Given this, and other dangerous construction sites and situations, it’s vital to wear the appropriate safety clothing and gear, use the proper equipment, and follow the detailed safety regulations. These matters are all outlined within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) guidelines and regulations.

The OSHA’s Fall Protection Measures

In 1971, the OSHA published its first general industry regulations for fall protection. Unfortunately, the most frequent OSHA violation continues to be an absence of following these specific regulations. Guardrails, for example, must be 42 inches high, plus or minus three inches. Furthermore, the openings for these guardrails can’t exceed 19 inches.

The OSHA continues to develop and mandate new regulations for a variety of work site

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