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Using personal fall arrest systems require serious planning, training

July 14, 2020


Falling to a lower level may be a hazard employees are exposed to during their shift. However, taking the right precautions can keep employees who work four or more feet above a lower level from suffering injury or even death. OSHA has specific regulations that address these precautions for fall protection in general industry facilities at 29 CFR 1910.28 and 1910.140.

To illustrate the severity of falls in the workplace, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2018 there were 615 fatalities from falls to a lower level.

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