Falls are among the most common causes of injuries and deaths in the workplace, totaling an estimated 100,000 each year. They are, in fact, the reason for more than half of all the on-the-job deaths among construction workers — and 15 percent of all occupational deaths.
But despite the increasing sales of fall protection products, the number of fall-related injuries continues to grow. Why? The lack of proper training is one reason. Others are the selection of the wrong equipment for a particular application, and the failure of a user to wear the equipment properly.