Travis Betcher is the fall protection product development specialist at 3M™ Personal Safety Division. Travis may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about a complete fall protection program, visit 3M.com/workersafety.
For decades, leading causes of death on construction sites have been “Falls” and “Struck by Object” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In 2015, OSHA recorded 364 deaths from falls (38.8 percent of the total construction deaths) and 90 from being struck by objects (9.6 percent of the total construction deaths).