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A Basic Guide to Fall Prevention in Industry

D. Allen Hughes, PE

Each year, falls in industrial areas result in hundreds of fatalities. In recent years the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries has measured a trend. While fatal falls from roofs and tall ladders have gradually decreased, fatal falls to the same level and falls to the floor from the same level have increased. This course will introduce you to the basic principles of fall protection from all heights, with emphasis on falls from low heights. The seriousness of injury is not always proportional to the height from which the worker falls. The reader will gain a better understanding of fall hazards and fall prevention.

Nearly all falls result from conditions or practices that seem obvious; however, preventing such accidents requires maintaining safe conditions in the workplace and training to ensure safe actions by employees.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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