WHAT IS FALL PROTECTION?
OSHA requires fall protection for all workers working at heights of six feet or above. Fall hazards that need to be guarded against can be obvious - working on a building's roof for example. Depending on the workplace hazards, various fall protections, such as guardrail systems, safety net systems, personal fall arrest systems, positioning device systems or fall restraint systems should be used.
And a contractor or employer has to train its employees to properly use the fall protection and have a competent person inspect the work site to make sure safety equipment is available and used properly.
Does Your Work Site Have Appropriate Fall Protection?
Another danger that is commonly overlooked is working above water. If the water is deeper than two feet, fall protection can take the place of a life jacket.
Thankfully, on construction sites around the city we are seeing more guardrails on open floors and construction workers wearing fall protection harnesses. The 34% of those deaths due to falls - over 300 - should have been prevented.
Have you been seriously injured on the job and you didn't know that you have certain rights? Did you know that if you file your workers' compensation in the wrong state, you're not allowed to correct it later? If your claim can be filed in Washington, D.C. and you filed in Virginia or Maryland on accident or at the advice of your insurance adjuster who has (perfectly legally) deceived you, you could be throwing away hundreds of dollars every week (and letting the insurance company run away with it).
Even if you've never been injured at work, you can't afford to miss out on this book. This book will give you the A-Z on what to do if you get hurt at work, so you're not stuck following the faulty advice of the insurance company, or assuming that your employer will get involved and save the day.
Hear from the actual author of Protect Your Rights Frank Kearney
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