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Is Your Workplace Protected from falls?

Is Your Workplace Protected from Falls?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), workplace falls are one of the most common causes of work-related injuries or deaths. Employers are responsible for setting up the workplace to prevent falls from overhead platforms, elevated workstations, and holes in the floor, for example.

A handrail leading up a set of stairsTo prevent employees from being injured from falls, employers must:

  • 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 or equipment (such as a vat of acid or a conveyor belt) employers must provide guardrails and toe-boards to prevent workers from falling and getting injured.
  • Other means of fall protection that may be required on certain jobs include safety harnesses and lines, safety nets, stair railings, and handrails.

Identifying workplace hazards is just one of the goals of occupational medicine. Occupational medical doctors also focus on preventing workplace injuries, helping identify causes of workplace complaints, and treating injured workers. Whether you need help at your job site or at our clinic, we move at the speed of business. Can your business and your team benefit from our experienced staff of occupational medical professionals? Call, email, or select “Contact Us” and tell us how we can help.


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Our experienced staff of clinicians provides excellent medical care and understands the Worker’s Compensation system and its impact on your company’s financial health. Your employees will have less downtime with fewer complications reducing overall medical costs.


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