3 Reasons to Prioritize Fall Protection in Your Workplace

| Horizon Solutions

Worker on ladder

According to OSHA, falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. In fact, OSHA requires, among other things, that employers train workers about job hazards “in a language they can understand.” The last thing any of us wants is for someone to fall and get hurt and cause lasting effects for the employee and the company.

Here are three reasons why you should prioritize fall protection in your workplace.

It Creates a Lasting Ripple Effect

 Work-related injuries not only impact the individual employee, but they also create a ripple effect that impacts family, friends, co-workers, and finances. These impacts compound if a death occurs. If you’re an employer, it’s your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary fall protection equipment and protocols in place so your team can go home safely.

It’s Costly for the Company

Not only can a fall at work drastically change the life of an employee, but OSHA fines and worker’s compensation costs can add up and cost your business tens of thousands of dollars, if not more.

It Shows You Care

If employees don’t feel safe at work, they’ll be less likely to show up and perform at their best. When you have proper fall protection equipment and training in place, your employees will feel happier, safer, and show up ready to get to work – safely.

Fall protection is a critical component of workplace safety, and your employees (and your company’s bank account) will benefit from making it a priority.

Need help implementing fall protection in your workplace? Looking for fall protection training? Contact us today!