Fall Protection User-Rescue
In the construction industry in the United States, falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities. Each year, on average, between 350 and 400 workers are killed and more than 20,000 are injured as a result of falls at construction sites. OSHA recognizes that accidents involving falls are generally complex events frequently involving a variety of factors. Consequently the standard for fall protection deals with both the human and equipment-related issues in protecting workers from fall hazards.