Falls are amongst the most common causes of severe injuries and fatalities in the workplace. To minimize the occurrence of falls on jobsites, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces specific fall protection standards that organizations across various industries must comply with.
OSHA provides multiple ways in which employers can ensure their workers’ are protected from falls. It supplies methods to safely use guardrail systems, safety nets, and fall protection systems. As well as the implementation of safe work practices and provision of sufficient fall protection training.