Fall protection is the use of controls designed to protect personnel from falling or in the event they do fall, to stop them without causing severe injury. Typically, fall protection is often implemented when working at heights, but may be relevant when working near any edge, such as near a pit or hole, or performing work on a steep surface.
According to OSHA, falling is the cause of 42% of all workplace injuries resulting in death.
Fall protection typically comes in the form of safety harnesses with different types of lanyards, but can be implemented in various ways. From permanent railing, temporary barriers, anchor points, lifelines, etc. Mid-Atlantic Safety & Supplies is dedicated to the safety and well-being of its customers, only offering the highest quality in fall protection, and only that which is OSHA and ANSI approved.