Understanding Fall Protection

According to Albert Einstein, “Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.” While romance cannot be attributed to gravity, worksite falls and the subsequent injuries certainly can. Though common wisdom says that gravity always wins, it doesn’t have to when fall protection is understood, planned, and put into place, paying close attention to current ANSI and OSHA standards.

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Mark Monson

This article was adapted from the 2010 SAF-T Conference presentation “Understanding Fall Protection” by Mark Monson, director of loss controlspecialty, Hanover Insurance Group. The content and recommendations in this article are provided only for general information. Go to www.saftconference. com to register for the 2011 SAF-T Web Conference to be held on four different dates in November and December 2011.