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Stand-Down for Safety Infographic

MBLR Are you doing your part to prevent Simplify Compliance Drive Success FALL INJURIES? Falls are the #1 cause of worker deaths on construction sites, responsible for 35% 46,160 injuries requiring days away from work resulting from falls to a lower level. In 2012, there were of fatalities in 2012. Injuries from falls to a lower level required a median of 18 days away from work for recovery. The average cost of a single workers' compensation claim from a fall from $ elevation is over $50,000. Fall protection in construction is OSHA's #1 most frequently violated standard, with an average per- violation penalty over $2,500. FALL PROTECTION BASICS Where construction workers are exposed to unprotected sides or edges 6 feet or more above a Tower level, fall protection must be provided. Types of conventional fall protedtion: Guardrail systems Personal fall arrest systems Safety nets Image credit: OSHA Image credit: OSHA If conventional fall protection methods are infeasible or would create a greater hazard, employers may create a Fall Protection Plan Alternate fall prevention strategies: Warning line systems that specifies the reason conventional fall protection systems cannot be used and the alternate measures that will be taken. Safety monitoring systems Controlled access zones The Fall Protection Plan must be prepared by a Qualified Person. Scaffolds and Ladders also pose fall hazards but are covered in separate regulations. Free limited-time downloads! Scaffold safety checklist Stairway and ladder safety quiz Sources: Follow us on Twitter! LBLR @BLR EHS @SafetyDailyAdv Simplify Compliance Drive Success Disclaimer: The information provided here does not represent legal or any other type of professional advice and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney licensed in your state. Copyright © 2014 BLR®-Business and Legal Resources. All rights reserved.

Stand-Down for Safety Infographic

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OSHA is hosting a stand-down to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls. This infographic highlights workplace safety statistics, fall protection basics, and more.




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