Why Fall Protection Is Vital

Written by Small Business Magazine on March 22nd, 2017. Posted in Phoenix crane service, Synthetic web slings, Wire rope sling


Ensuring the safety of workers on-site must be a priority for all in the construction and maintenance sectors. Without appropriate safety mechanisms in place, a person can fall as far as seven feet in less than a second. While worker injuries have fallen over the last 40 years, this is largely down to improved material handling and fall protection on job sites, emphasizing the importance of such investment in safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a set process to minimize dangerous falls and in so doing save lives. The three-step process comprises planning, providing, and training.

The provision of fall protection and the right equipment for material handling is a requirement especially for workers who are involved in work six feet or more above the ground, because the risk of se