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Risk Management: Fall Protection – Whoops, I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

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Joe is a laborer sweeping and cleaning up on the fifteenth floor of a new building under construction.  He is wearing a Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) harness and is tied off to the cable the super told him to.  … Continue reading

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Risk Management: Fall Protection – What do you do about repeat offenders?

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This week’s blog post continues an ongoing discussion of the risk management issue of fall protection.  This time we look at the issue of repeat offenders to violating fall protection rules and from a risk managment point of view there … Continue reading

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Risk Management: Fall Protection – You Never Fall Alone

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My next fall protection post was originally going to be an argument to propose a major change to Subpart R of the OSHA Construction Standard as it is currently written. But, on Friday morning March 30th, 2012, a construction worker … Continue reading

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Risk Management: Fall Protection – One Size Does Not Fit All

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This blog post is about fall protection, risk management, and fall hazards.  Although motor vehicle accidents kill the most workers in the US, falls are the number one killer on construction sites.  There are many reasons that this may occur: First, construction … Continue reading

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