Falls are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death each year in the construction industry. Fall protection devices and gear are required whenever an employee, working from heights, is at risk of serious injury. For more information, on how to protect your employees, please see our section on Fall Prevention.
Many work site injuries result from workers not using ladders safely or properly. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that eight-in-10 construction injuries treated in the nation’s emergency rooms, involve ladders. Here’s more information you can use about ladder safety:
Construction Site – General Safety
Fall prevention and proper ladder use are two key aspects of workplace safety at a construction site. Safe use of a equipment is just as critical. Other job site safety concerns include: