Nobody wants to see an employee or co-worker get hurt on the job. To an employer, accidents are expensive. Lost work time and revenue can take a chunk out of the bottom line. For example, 14% of all lost-time accidents were due to falls from elevations. But a greater concern is that some accidents can be fatal. The most frequently cited standard, which requires the use of head protection, was cited in 142 fatality inspections by OSHA over a 5-year period.
- Head protection from impact, flying or falling objects, and electrical burns
- Guardrails for open-sided floors or platforms.
- Protective system for excavations
- Ground fault protection
- Guardrails of tubular welded-frame scaffolds
- Electric path to ground
- Stair rails and handrails on stairways
- Safe access for scaffolding