Fall protection is when an employer protects workers from any hazard that could cause them to fall and get injured. This includes falling on any type of machinery, or falling into any hole in the floor. It could also be any fall from a platform or even a ladder. It is the responsibility of the employer to keep the work area dry and free from debris that could be a potential falling hazard.
Falls are among the leading causes of injuries and deaths in the workplace. Falling off any overhead work surface is cause for concern, but don’t forget about smaller falls from as little as four feet from the ground. These types of falls can cause serious injuries as well, and you must provide fall protection in those situations as well.
OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry, and eight feet in longshoring operations.
The protective glove must be selected accordingly for its use. At DENIOS, you will find protective gloves in the following categories cut protection, chemical protection, heat and cold protection as well as protection against mechanical risks. Renowned brands such as Honeywell, Ansell, Showa, Radians, and Mechanix Wear all have the necessary seal of approval.
DENIOS is the expert for environmentally friendly storage and safe handling of hazardous materials. Another vital aspect of daily production is the protection of human life. Combining safety, efficiency, and effectiveness, DENIOS offers both safety equipment and practical assistance for day-to-day operations. These are essential in order to avoid health complications and explosions and fires.
There are different types of fall protection to keep workers safe. Depending on the situation will determine what types of equipment would need to be in place.
Fall Safety Equipment – this includes body belts, guard rails,
Fall Arrest Systems – systems that provide safely stopping a worker who is falling. These types of products would include lanyards, shock-absorbing lanyards, self-retracting lifelines, full-body harnesses, rope grabs, and anchors. These systems should be put in place when a worker is exposed to a fall of six feet or greater.
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