Information to Protect Workers from Falls

Written by Wall Street News on October 19th, 2016. Posted in Single sheave block, Socket termination, Wire rope slings

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The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has very specific rules and regulations to safeguard workers from falling at work. These protections have gone a long way in reducing the number of people who have been injured at work. In 1972, there were 10.9 incidents per 100 workers and that number had been brought down to 3.4 incidents per 100 workers in 2011. Fall protection equipment is a big part of that.

OSHA’s “Plan, Provide and Train” Policy

OSHA takes this all very seriously. In their materials, they list a plan for fall prevention as “Plan, Provide and Train.”


There are a lot of details that go into the planning of any construction project. They say that “a failure to plan is a plan to fail.” That saying has never been more true than when dealing