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the United States deaths due to falls rank second only to
motor vehicle deaths. In
addition, over 13 million people suffer injuries due to slipping, tripping and
falling each year. In other words, Thatís about 250 injuries in the time it
takes for this safety Tool Box Educational Session.
is aware that a person could be killed in a lot of different
ways on a construction job, yet over fifty percent of construction
related deaths are due to falls!
from elevated areas are usually serious, in fact, there's a
50% chance of death in any fall of 11 feet or more to a hard surface. To
avoid becoming the next victim of a fall from an elevated area,
we must stay alert and obey all required safety regulations.
elevated falls by protecting floor, roof and wall openings with adequate covers
or proper guard rails, netting, a safety belt or harness, as required by OSHA.
scaffolding properly from the ground up--use all intended hardware and
equipment--only scaffold grade planking is allowed--be smart avoid
collapse by not overloading.
level falls are the most common--be extra cautious when walking on
ice or snow, and floors that may be wet or slick from oil, grease, or
chemical spills. Poor housekeeping on construction jobs is a major
factor in fall accidents--keep scrap cleaned up daily--walkways and
stairs swept clean and clear of power cords, hoses, cables, materials
dispose of used equipment oil properly--the Environmental
Protection Agency monitors and fines companies who violate this law. Oil
spills not only contaminate our environment, but it also creates an immediate
slipping condition, plus a further slip-fall potential
caused by oil soaked shoe bottoms.
YOUR ODDS OF A FALL ACCIDENT INCREASE WITH AGE. BE MORE CAREFUL EACH YEAR AND LOOK OUT FOR THOSE OLDER THAN YOU.
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