If you work in construction today, then you already know that there are many different kinds of safety regulations in place for whatever type of construction job you are working on. The Occupational Saftey and Health Act of 1970, or OSHA, was designed “to assure the safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women.”
Among other things, a large part of the act is meant to provide research, information, education, and training in the field of workplace safety. One of the more specific areas of safety is focused on OSHA fall protection and the implementation and practice of those guidelines.
While OSHA fall protection might seem like a broad-based area of focus, a general way of focusing on the act can be distilled more specifically. Here are the what, when, and why of OSHA fall protection guidelines.