To help companies stay compliant with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and protect workers from fall-related accidents, national safety and compliance publisher Mancomm is releasing “Fall Protection: Complete OSHA Regulations”, an updated version of a book they first published in 2006. According to Benjamin W. Mangan, President of Mancomm, “America’s need for fall protection information is greater than ever.”
Mangan noted that OSHA named Fall Protection as No. 2 on their list of the top 10 violated OSHA standards in 2010, with 6,771 violations. “In 2006, when the book was first released, Fall Protection was No. 2 on the list with 5,746 violations,” he said. “It dropped to No. 3 in 2007 – and it is clear that greater vigilance is needed on a national level to make this chronic occupational hazard leave the list altogether.”
?Fall Protection: Complete OSHA Regulations provides multi-industry fall-protection information from these parts of the OSHA regulations:
- Part 1910: General Industry
- Part 1915: Shipyard Employment
- Part 1917: Marine Terminals
- Part 1918: Longshoring
- Part 1926: Construction
- OSHA Letters of Interpretation
Don’t Fall Short in Your Safety Knowledge
Inadequate fall protection in the workplace can lead to heavy fines – or worse, employee injuries and deaths. The U.S. Department of Labor lists falls as one of the leading causes of traumatic occupational death, accounting for eight percent of all workplace trauma fatalities. Figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that in 2009, 617 workers died of fatal occupational falls, and 277 of those deaths were in the construction industry.
According to OSHA, any time a worker is at a height of four feet or more, the worker is at risk and needs to be protected. Fall protection must be provided at four feet in general industry, five feet in the maritime industry and six feet in construction. Regardless of the distance, fall protection must be provided when working over dangerous equipment and machinery.
Fall Protection: Complete OSHA Regulations, an 8.5″ x 11″ 140-plus page softcover book, is enhanced with RegLogic®, a unique graphical approach which takes the difficulty out of reading and understanding regulations. “Safety trainers will find this book especially useful,” Mangan said. “It serves as the perfect textbook for trainees, since RegLogic® makes it easier for them to find and retain vital information.”
To find out more about Fall Protection: Complete OSHA Regulations, visit www.mancomm.com/Fall-Protection.aspx.