To eliminate the danger of falling, tools with an extension capability should be used whenever possible. However, when workers cannot avoid working from heights (defined as six feet or more for the construction industry) OSHA has safety requirements put in place to protect workers from predictable dangers.
Construction sites remain an environment where safety and awareness of potential dangers are paramount. Injuries at these locations may be catastrophic. Learn more from Dr. John Naranja, MD. JD.
There are far too many cases where construction workers never return home after a fatal accident on an unsafe jobsite. The Boston Globe recently covered two more construction deaths that occurred within a few hours of one another in Massachusetts. In one case’ a 25-year-old roofer fell from a 25-foot sloped roof. He was pronounced […]