Updated: Jun 8, 2021
Since 2015 there have been 37 fatalities and 1,029 injuries resulting from worker falls – all of which were entirely preventable. Be aware of your surroundings, especially around edges, shafts, and floor openings. Never work near an edge, open shaft, or floor opening without proper fall protection. This includes those workers performing roofing, solar panel, antenna, and chimney work.
Follow the guidance below to help ensure you return to your family safely following your shift:
Obtain 40 hours of Site Safety Training, including 8 hours of Fall Prevention training when performing any construction work that includes fall hazards. Site Safety Training is required on construction projects with a Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Coordinator, or Construction Superintendent.
View the full Worker Alert from the Department of Buildings HERE
Certain scopes of work may allow for or require alternatives. Visit www.osha.gov/ stopfalls/index.html for more information.