More than one of seven construction workers are injured each year. That's why contractors' insurance rates are so high. Preventing falling damage and injury is very important and can help reduce expenses by boosting worker productivity and lowering insurance rates. Workers, like mountain climbers, use body belts and lanyards to protect themselves from falling. With all safety belts, the lanyard and straps must always be kept as short as possible to lessen the possibility and length of a free fall. A full-body harness may be better protection; its belt, suspenders, and leg belts absorb the shock of the fall over more of the body. To allow worker movement, most belts have at least one D-ring that a snap hook at the end of a lanyard attaches to. But snap hooks aren't the safest device. It's best to use a double lock snaphook. Before gearing up with body belt and lanyard, check your equipment to make sure it works. Don't ever use worn or damaged equipment. Safety nets don't require worker involvement. They are a passive fall protection system. Personnel nets provide a soft catch for fallen workers, and debris nets protect people from careless workers or windblown debris above them. Falling debris and dropped tools endanger workers, property, and the public below. Debris nets also protect valuable tools from breaking.