Saturday, July 21, 2018

Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, Trips and Falls

There are various ways to experience slips and/or falls while working. You can slip and lose your balance; you can trip over an object left in a walkway; or you can fall from an elevated position such as a ladder or stairs.

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Slips and Falls

You might begin this safety talk by asking your workers if they know what single thing causes more injuries than anything else. The answer is "falls." It is only right that we spend a little more time working to eliminate falls since that they are one of our biggest problem.

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Personal Fall Protection Systems

Often you may be required to work at elevated levels that are not protected by handrails or safety nets. When working in these areas, wear a personal fall protection device. Also wear a personal fall protection device when you're working on a float or scaffold or on suspended scaffolds having only one or two suspension points.

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