Construction, Personal Protective Equipment, Personnel Safety

Fall Protection and Prevention Resources for 2023

This week is OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which is a voluntary event for employers to discuss fall hazards and prevention directly with their employees. OSHA recognizes that fatalities caused by falls from elevation are the leading cause of death for construction employees, and that those deaths are preventable. Here’s what you need to know about fall hazards, protection, and prevention.

Back to Basics: Fall Prevention in Construction

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. On this Back to Basics, we examine OSHA’s standards for fall protection and prevention in construction.

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EHS On Tap: E108 Focusing on Fall Prevention

On episode 108 of EHS On Tap, Karen Hamel of HalenHardy talks about why fall prevention is still a major problem. Karen D. Hamel, CSP, CIT, WACH, is a regulatory expert, trainer, and technical writer for HalenHardy. She has more than 27 years of experience helping EHS professionals meet regulatory requirements and industry standards and has had more than 300 articles published on a variety of EHS topics.

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Ask the Expert: Guardrails for Fall Protection

In this installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking about guardrails for fall protection at a loading dock. See what the experts had to say.

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Infographic: Conventional Fall Protection Standards

OSHA states that falls are the leading cause of death in construction, and that these deaths are preventable. Here’s what you need to know about OSHA’s standards for conventional fall protection.

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Fall Protection Compliance: Prioritize Safety as Summer Approaches

Is your fall protection compliance ready for summer and the post-pandemic return to normalcy? Four of the agency’s top 10 most frequently cited standards—fall protection, scaffolds, ladders, and fall protection training—involve fall hazards.

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