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Falls in Construction: Full Body Harness

Muddassir Katchi April 3, 2018 0

Preventing Falls and Keeping Workers Safe

Falls from heights are the most common cause of injuries and deaths among construction workers

38.7% – Percentage of Deaths in Construction Caused By Falls

* OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926.501 Covering Fall Protection in Construction was the Most Frequently Violated Standard in 2017

To Protect Workers from Falling

The US DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA] has set safety standards for Fall Protection in the Construction Industry . OSHA 1926.501 – duty to have fall protection requires employers to provide adequate and effective fall protection systems to their employees OSHA 1926.502 defines fall protection system criteria and practices it requires employers to provide their employees with personal fall arrest systems

Full Body Harnesses for Fall Protection

A Full Body Safety Harness is a Key Component of a Personal Fall Arrest System

  • It Protects Workers by Distributing Fall Forces in a Free Fall across the Worker’s Body
  • It Also Keeps the Worker Suspended in an Upright Position Once a Fall Has Occurred

* Full Body Harnesses Are Designed to Allow Workers Freedom of Movement So They Can Perform Their Jobs Effectively

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Sources

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/fallprotection/

https://www.capitalsafety.com/en-us/pages/Key-Standards.aspx

http://www.rigidlifelines.com/blog/entry/understanding-the-full-body-safety-harness-functionality-and-compents#

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