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August 28, 2019

Forestalling Falling

Fall-protection equipment is essential for many professions in which people work at dangerous heights. Despite a wide variety of fall-protection equipment available and no shortage of companies across North America selling the equipment, thousands of Canadian workers still injure themselves from falls every year.

Avoiding the Fall

Fall protection is a must when working at heights of three metres or more. In its simplest form, a fall-protection system consists of a full-body harness, a connecting device such as a shock-absorbing lanyard or self-retracting lifeline and an anchorage connector.

The Four Most Common Rooftop Fall Hazards

Rooftop falls are responsible for a third of fatal construction falls. Not only do rooftop falls happen often, but they are incredibly dangerous when they do.

Beware of Fall-Arrest Gear Packaged in Buckets

Bodies come in different shapes and sizes, and harnesses need to be sized to fit the wearer. If you wear the wrong size of harness, it can be fatal.
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