Safety Topic of the Week

Actions Speak Louder Than Words – Fall Protection

  • The leading causes for OSHA citations relate to the lack of appropriate fall protection.
  • Most injuries in the workplace happen because safe work practices are not being followed. Inadequate training, carelessness, inattention, not implementing required safeguards, and not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment are the primary causes of on-the-job accidents.
  • When it comes to protecting yourself against falling, “Actions speak louder than words!” When employers and workers recognize and correct hazards, accidents are prevented, illnesses and injuries are avoided, and lives saved.