Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. It’s vital that contractors set up work places that minimize the risk of employees falling. OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of six feet in the construction industry, and also that fall protection be provided when working over dangerous equipment and machinery, regardless of the fall distance.
To aid contractors in compliance, OSHA has developed several tools. Below is a safety video they have put together, specifically geared at scaffolding hazards.