Fall Prevention Tip

Are your employees “catapedamanics”? They are if they are obsessed with jumping from high places. If their thing is falling from high places, like ladders or scaffolds, the correct term is either “unsafe employees” or “unsafe employer”!

Falls are one of the most frequent causes of employee injuries and are also related to several of OSHA’s top ten list of violations, especially in the construction trades. Your responsibility as an employer is to provide the training and tools to prevent employee falls, whether this includes fall protection devices–such as harness and lanyards–properly erected scaffolding, safe ladder use, or simply good housekeeping. If you don’t provide these things, you may end up “taking the fall” for your employees.