Safe & Sound

Fall protectionThe university would like to remind you that falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths.

What you as a supervisor and employer need to do to reduce falls.

Guard every floor hole into which a worker can accidentally walk using a railing and toe-board or a floor hole cover.

Provide a guard rail and toe-board around every elevated open sided platform, floor or runway.

Regardless of height, if a worker can fall into or onto dangerous machines, employers must provide guardrails and toe-boards to prevent workers from falling and getting injured.

Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that may be required on certain jobs.  These items may include:

  • Safety harness and line
  • Safety nets
  • Stair railings
  • Hand rails

The University of Utah is a general industry environment which requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet and above.

To register for the next “Fall Protection” training class, click here.

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