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Planning for Falls and Rescue Operations: Dialing 911 Is Not a Rescue Plan

Having the proper fall protection systems in place is critical to maintaining employee safety, but employers that don’t focus equal attention on developing fall rescue and response protocols jeopardize worker safety. If your rescue plan is calling 911, it is time to start formulating an action plan before disaster strikes. Remember, successfully implemented rescue plans are by products of planning and practice. Taking the time to think through your company’s rescue plans prior to an actual accident gives your employees the best chances of surviving a potentially life threatening situation.

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Did You Know?

According to OSHA, the distance from a leading edge does not mitigate the hazard? Any leading edge over 4 feet in general industry and 6 feet in construction is considered a hazard.