OSHA Compliance

OSHA documents shows Residential Construction Workers how to prevent injuries and deaths at work

OSHA documents shows Residential Construction Workers how to prevent injuries and deaths at work
OSHA has recently issued guidance on Fall Protection for residential construction industry workers. This guidance will help employers in this industry prevent injuries and deaths that are caused by falls amongst residential construction workers. Reports have shown that falls are the biggest causes of worker deaths in the residential construction industry.

OSHA has issued this compliance guidance for residential construction workers in December of last year. OSHA requires residential construction employers to provide their workers with adequate fall protection systems that comply with OSHA’s fall protection standards. This new document will show the ideal working methods that employers should use in order to comply with the safety standards.

This document is mainly directed for those working on new construction and describes the various safety methods that employers should ideally implement during each stage of construction. Some of the methods for preventing falls at the workplace include: using anchors for fall restraints and fall arrest systems, using safety net systems, using ladders and scaffolds, using guardrails, etc.

Injuries and deaths caused from falls are the biggest causes of workplace injuries in the construction industry. Workers should not tolerate getting injured or killed at a construction site when there are plenty of effective means to prevent these injuries and fatalities.

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