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 OSHA Introduces National Emphasis Program to Prevent Falls

OSHA Introduces National Emphasis Program to Prevent Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are the second leading cause of workplace fatalities, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These can cause tragic accidents that are often easily preventable with proper safety and health standards. To help save lives, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a National Emphasis Program to prevent falls on the job.

Provided Enforcement

The National Emphasis Program – Falls provides guidance for locating and inspecting fall hazards on your worksite. It’s easy to follow along and catch any mistakes before they happen. Additionally, the program allows compliance safety and health officers to conduct inspections anytime someone is working at heights. This allows officials to monitor sites while they’re active, catching risks in action. After monitoring the worksite, officers can decide whether an inspection should be opened or is unnecessary, providing additional outreach on fall protection.

Compliance officials providing on-the-job observations during inspections and following up with additional safety resources ensures everyone knows the rules and is following procedures. Finding fall hazards before they become an issue will help decrease falls, securing your work site.

Employer Outreach Assistance

Managers and work site executives should understand rules and regulations to keep their workers safe. This OSHA program provides additional assistance to companies that need it to ensure everyone in their workforce is following fall protection requirements. The program also provides a great way for employers to review their safety and health management systems. Of course, it will not benefit anyone unless key participants get involved.

Strong programs that decrease fall hazards and ensure employees understand risks and dangerous conditions create a safe work environment. Not only will your tower climbers know you care, but they’ll also know how to prevent future fall accidents.

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