Watch Your Step: Best Practices to Mitigate Fall Risks on Worksites
David Perecman, OH&S
Did you know that slips, trips and falls are the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related fatalities?
Slip, trip and fall accidents are common and can result in serious, even fatal, injuries. According to the NSC, in 2020, more than 211,000 workers suffered injuries that required days off from work, and 805 workers passed away as a result of a fall accident.
According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death for construction workers. In 2020, there were 351 fatal falls to lower levels out of 1,008 construction fatalities.