An article at EHS Today’s website reminds readers that safety in the workplace is of utmost importance, especially when it comes to falling objects, large and small. Wherever a job is being conducted, whether just a few feet or dozens of stories above our heads, the potential for harm is always present. The terrible crane collapse in Seattle last month showed that omission of any steps to prevent danger can lead to tragic injury and even death.
Falling objects or equipment accounted for just over five percent of workplace injuries in 2017 and were the third leading cause of injury in construction. Falls are also a significant cause for concern as nearly 900 workers fell to their deaths in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Three Simple Steps
While no workplace or jobsite can be made completely safe from harm, the article at EHS Today offers three steps to promote increased safety.
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