Falls are the leading cause of injuries at work sites. Falls can occur from ladders, scaffolding, vehicles, heavy equipment, aerial lifts, openings, platforms and roofs.
- Guardrails are required on work surfaces when workers are exposed to falls over six feet.
- Guardrail must be 42 inches high. A mid-rail is required.
- The fall protection training program must cover the recognition of potential fall hazards at the workplace for the employee.
- Body harnesses with lanyards and secure attachment points are used when guard rails cannot be provided.