Fall Protection and Ladder Safety Month

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

When working on an elevated surface, such as roofs or during construction activities, proper fall protection equipment is essential for your safety. Fall protection is required for most construction activities by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). EHS provides specific fall protection training, site assessments, and equipment to protect workers from falls greater than 6 feet.


What you need to know

  • It is the employee's responsibility to adhere to all safety policies, programs, procedures, and practices while performing their duties in a safe manner. 
  • Employees must notify your immediate supervisor of unsafe working conditions, potential hazards, and accidents, as soon as possible. 
  • If any piece of fall protection equipment is ever subject to a fall, the piece of equipment must be taken out of service immediately and reported to the Environmental Health and Safety Office.
  • If you  observe any unsafe working conditions or activities, please do not hesitate to report it to the Environmental Health and Safety Office.