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Fall prevention requires employer planning and employee training. Listen to Matt McNicholas of OSHA discuss the annual Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down May 4-15, 2015.
Matt says employers need to do three things to keep employees safe from falls:
1. Plan ahead to get work done safely.
Matt is a Safety And Health Specialist with OSHA in Chicago. In this podcast, he tells stories of surprise jobsite inspections during his 12 years as an inspector.
Hear Matt also tell about warning lines, designated areas, anchorage points and control zones.
This is the second Safety Experts Talk featuring fall prevention experts.
Matt McNicholas: I’ve seen leaps and bounds, quite frankly, in terms of fall protection used over the course of my career here. But the bottom line is that, it’s still a leading cause of fatalities in construction, and it’s always in the top 10 issued violations of OSHA citations.