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August 17, 2012

Construction Fall Prevention Safety Tips

With the OSHA Fall Prevention Directive for residential construction taking effect next month, this is a good time to renew your fall prevention efforts. Here are some OSHA tips to prevent falls in construction:

Ladder Safety LabelTo prevent falls from roofs:

  • Wear a harness and always stay connected
  • Make sure your harness fits
  • Use guardrails or lifelines
  • Inspect all fall protection equipment before use
  • Guard or cover all holes, openings, and skylights

To prevent falls from ladders:

  • Choose the right ladder for the job
  • Maintain three points of contact
  • Secure the ladder
  • Always face the ladder

Scaffold Safety Sign To prevent falls from scaffolds:

  • Use fully planked scaffolds
  • Ensure proper access to scaffold
  • Plumb and level
  • Complete ALL guardrails
  • Ensure stable footing
  • Inspect before use (by competent person)
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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great safety tips! Ladder falls can be some of the most dangerous parts about a job. Take it from me, I have had a few spills from extension ladders over the years, and have learned my own lessons!

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  3. AnonymousJuly 15, 2013

    thanks for this one. I think construction sites post the greatest risks, and these tips will definitely help out.

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  4. This is a great article, I am glad I came across it. Since hiring a few young workers for my construction company this summer, I have been stressing about safety on the job site. Obviously they are still learning about how to do things and how to operate some equipment. I decided to have them take lead training classes. Not only did I hear great things about this training but I also had a few of my older guys do it. I think the biggest advantage is the kids will learn how to safely handle lead materials on construction projects. These courses also meet CDPH requirements which will open a lot of opportunities for further growth in construction. But these tips are important because the little things like staying hydrated and keeping cool are very important as well.

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  5. No matter how well we know our job, it is always best to get back to the basics for safety. Thanks for sharing.

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