Fall Protection NEWS FLASH 2 Is it worth taking one for the Team?

•Fall victims ranged in age from 18 to 72 years old. Most of the accidents, however, were to workers between the ages of 20 and 39.

•Falls resulted primarily from slippery surfaces, trips or a loss of balance.

•The length of service did not appear to be a significant factor, however training did.

•The average lost time due to a fall is 60 days.

•50% of all victims fall from ladders and scaffolds.

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