Falls are the leading cause of death in many industries. Almost half of all fatal falls happen to
workers within their first six months on the job, and a quarter of them happen on small jobs
involving 12 or fewer employees.
The surface an individual falls from doesn t even have to be very high for it to cause a serious
injury; half of all fall-related deaths are from heights of less than 25 feet. This is why all workers,
especially those working in industries with high rates of injuries, should be educated on proper fall
protection. Personal Fall Protection: Your Lifelines provides important information on Personal Fall
Arrest Systems (PFAS), hazard recognition, and the fall hazard control process.
Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) and Fall Restraint
Fall Hazard Control Process
- Hazards Associated with Fall Protection