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Elevate personal safety in construction work at heights

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  • Elevate personal safety in construction work at heights

    Abstract

    Every day, nearly one million workers globally suffer a workplace accident, and close to 6,300 people will die due to an occupational accident or disease—including many in the construction industry.1 Through collaboration and science, we believe that together we can help change that. You are considered to be "working at height" if you are working in any place above another level where a person could fall causing injury.


    This includes working on a ladder, scaffolding, flat or sloped roofs, near an edge or an opening in a floor or wall and many, many more.

    You are working at height if you are:
    - Above ground/another level
    - Could fall from an edge
    - Near an opening or fragile surface


    There are key challenges of working at heights: leading edge – sharp edges, fall clearance, and dropped objects. Whether conducting a hazard assessment or developing a comprehensive fall protection plan, thinking about the key challenges before the work begins will help to prevent falls. Help elevate personal safety in construction work at heights by discovering best practices to help raise the standard of safety for construction workers at heights.

    We encourage you to download our informative eBook that helps explain:
    - The ABCs of fall protection: Learn about personal fall arrest system components.
    - Scaffolding: See scaffolding challenges, safety measures and PPE options that construction crews should consider.
    - Mobile elevating work platforms at heights: View common elevating work platform safety challenges, solutions and suggested PPE.


    Get the information you need to help implement safety solutions tailored to your worksite.

    Download our free eBook today to read more.

    1World Statistic. International Labour Organization.

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