Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry and can be prevented with the correct training. OSHA’s national safety stand-down to prevent falls in construction is taking place from September 14th-18th, 2020. Yesterday, IPS held a safety stand-down at the PRO-TEC site.
Over 75 IPS employees, PRO-TEC employees, and other subcontractors/vendors participated in the voluntary event to discuss fall protection and why it is so important. Some items discussed were fall hazards, protective methods, fall prevention, and our company safety policies!
The 5 basic steps to proper fall protection are:
1. know your work
2. get the right equipment
3. inspect your equipment
4. wear and use your fall protection equipment correctly / as designed