Aug. 28: Under the MOL’s new program, inspectors will be “blitzing” industrial workplaces over the next month to help eliminate specific hazards that could lead to falls. They will look for fall hazards at heights, check fall arrest equipment and guardrails and look for proper use of ladders. Why focus on fall hazards?
- 20% of workplace injuries are caused by slips, trips and falls
- 27% of workplace fatalities are the result of falls.