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Fall Protection for Construction

In construction work, falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities. Each year, between 150 and

200 workers die, and more than 100,000 are injured because of falls at construction sites

The general construction fall protection rule (29 CFR 1926, Subpart M) covers most construction
workers

The rule identifies areas or activities where fall protection is needed. These include:

  1. Ramps, runways, and other walkways
  2. Excavations
  3. Hoist areas
  4. Holes
  5. Formwork and reinforcing steel
  6. Leading edge work
  7. Unprotected sides and edges
  8. Overhand bricklaying and related work
  9. Roofing work
  10. Precast concrete erection
  11. Wall openings
  12. Residential construction
  13. Other walking/working surfaces

What is the threshold height? The rule sets a uniform threshold height of six feet. This means
you must protect your employees from fall hazards whenever an employee is working six feet or
more above a lower level

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Contact your Safe T Pros professional on the job site he or she can help you plan and conduct a
safety stand down for fall protection.

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