Federal agency releases new fall protection slide show
A new slide presentation from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is designed to provide fall protection tips to residential construction workers.
The compliance program, which is available on OSHA's website, covers a variety of topics, including safety products and workplace procedures that should be used to prevent on-site accidents. The agency reports that falls are the leading cause of death for construction workers in the U.S.
According to OSHA, the slide show describes some of the most effective fall protection strategies that are used in the U.S., such as the use of a safety harness, or the installation of a guardrail or a net.
Managers of work sites may be interested in viewing the slide show to ensure that their employees are using the proper safety equipment and following the best procedures. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are legally responsible for setting and enforcing safety standards.