I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up: A Quick and Dirty Guide to Fall Safety

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A guide to creating a fall-safety prevention program at your work.

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I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up: A Quick and Dirty Guide to Fall Safety

  1. 1. Did you know…
  2. 2. Falls accounted for 12% of workplace injuries in 2012
  3. 3. Are you you taking the right fall-safety precautions? Photo: Jamie McCaffrey
  4. 4. Many falls can be avoided with assessment, training, awareness, and follow-up.
  5. 5. To do this, create a fall-safety prevention program for your team!
  6. 6. But how?
  7. 7. Step 1: Consider the types of falls that could be happening at your work. Photo: Tauno Tonk
  8. 8. Can your employees… Fall from ladders? Fall from a roof? Fall from a scaffold? Fall down stairs? Fall through a floor or roof opening?
  9. 9. Step 2: Make a list with your answers.
  10. 10. Step 3: Now that you understand where your fall hazards are; what can you improve?
  11. 11. Ask these questions… Is your program meeting its goals? Are you experiencing injuries or near misses? Are your employees educated in fall safety? What equipment have you provided to your workers?  Is better equipment available?
  12. 12. If you determine one of these areas need improvement, or you need more information…
  13. 13. Step 4: Check out these resources: – OSHA Fall Resource List – OSHA Fall Prevention Training – OSHA Fall Prevention Fact Sheet – 5 Tips to Get Your EHS Employees to be Safety Compliant
  14. 14. Step 5: Follow Up
  15. 15. Work with your team to develop presentations, policies, etc. to meet your needs. Collaborate with your team and consider making long-term changes.
  16. 16. The End “While on a ladder, never take a step back to admire your work.”
  17. 17. Thank You For safety training or consulting services contact us at: 1(888)TEI-WOWS or 1(888)834-9697 Or message us online: here for sales and services or here for training

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