Regrettably, there are many workplace injuries related to falling and a high volume of fall-related deaths reported every year. Lots of these instances could have been avoided by having proper measures in place, offering correct training and equipping personnel correctly before the chance for injury occurs. The third leading reason of death in the workplace is due to lack of correct fall protection. This falls behind automobile accidents and violence in the workplace.
The number one cause of death in the construction trade come from fall-related incidents. There is more chance for fall incidents depending upon the types of work being performed in your workplace. Thus, being familiar with the unique hazards which are present in your work environment and in your work situation can help you address dangerous situations and prepare for them prior to they occur as well as help you prevent fall injuries and deaths.
It is helpful to encourage a regular training system at your office and encourage other employees to follow the safety precautions and take them seriously. Implementing an environment which encourages training and safety at all times can help you and your co-workers prevent unavoidable accidents.
Implementing and following a regular safety program at work can help in order to prevent any possible safety related lawsuits and avoid a PR crisis for you company. By encouraging respect and cooperation from your foremen and personnel, problems can be prevented with workers' unions. The best reward would be that you would prevent your personnel paying with their lives and or serious health situations which may have been avoided if the correct measures had been used.