Trends in … fall protection

Experts discuss this mainstay on OSHA’s annual list of most cited violations

By Jennifer Yario

April 24, 2022

To some, “falls might sound like a problem with a simple solution,” cautions Glorianna Corman, senior risk management consultant at Lafayette, CO-based KPA. “But they continue to be the most frequently cited OSHA violation and leading cause of fatalities in the workplace.”

Michel Goulet, rope access business development manager at Petzl in Salt Lake City, offered one reason why that may be: “Many safety professionals alert workers of the ground clearance requirements when selecting different personal fall arrest systems – while neglecting to have them consider for obstructions that they can encounter during their free fall and deceleration distance.”

So, how can employers best protect workers at height?

Find out here at Safety and Health Magazine