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Why You May Need A Fall Hazard Assessment

fall hazard assessment in progressEHS managers for large organizations are expected to possess an extensive knowledge base that covers a wide range of safety topics, but the limitations of time and training mean that some areas require expert, outside assistance.  Fall protection is case in point.  Whether or not the EHS manager understands all the complexities of OSHA’s fall protection requirements, most of these individuals oversee large facilities or production areas spread out over large geographic areas.  At the most basic level, the challenges facing these individuals—the thoughts that cause sleepless nights–are remarkably similar:  where are my fall hazards and what should the organization do to correct them?

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Did You Know?

When stopping a fall, personal fall arrest systems must limit the maximum arresting force on the body to 1,800 pounds?