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October 7 - October 11, 2013

Deaths and citations from worksite falls are reaching new highs. Why don’t more workers use appropriate fall protection?

Answers Votes
Supervisors and foremen don’t provide it or insist on it. 33%
The macho worksite culture discourages it. 17%
The equipment is uncomfortable and/or a hassle to use. 31%
Workers are not adequately trained in fall hazards and how to address them. 19%

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Tagged categories: Accidents; Fall protection; Fatalities; Health and safety

Comment from M. Halliwell, (10/7/2013, 11:02 AM)

Although I agree that many the three front runners right now contribute, the one missing option: "Oh, but it'll only take a moment....I don't need to tie off..." should be in there too. It's not a macho thing, but rather a time and convenience thing.

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