Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls.
In 2011, over 4,500 workers were killed on the job, which is around 13 deaths per day. While this is the third lowest the number has been since these statistics were first collected in 1992, it is a figure that is still far too high. These are not just random accidents either - the construction sector made up almost 18 percent of worker fatalities. Fatalities caused by falls make up 35 percent of construction worker fatalities. The use of fall arrest systems or personal harnesses can greatly reduce the potential for injury.
Capital Safety offers the broadest line of fall protection safety equipment, rescue and confined space products in the industry.