Proper Use of Personal Fall Arrest Systems
- Category: Slips, Trips and Falls
- Source: Virginia Tech University
Each year, there are over 100,000 disabling injuries and over 700 fatalities related to falls. What do you need to know about falls in order to protect yourself? First, you need to know what constitutes a fall hazard. A fall hazard exists whenever you are near an unguarded edge where the fall distance is 4' or greater.