For the second year in a row, scaffolding accidents have topped OSHA’s list of citations issued. There were over 8,000 violations issued last year related to scaffolding. Fall protection came in second, with just over 7500 violations. Whenever a worker is at a height of 4 feet (general industry) or 6 feet (construction), fall protection must be provided. Fall protection is a simple thing to do—it usually consists of just wearing a harness.
The good news is OSHA is enforcing its regulations, leading to a reduction in Georgia work injuries and lost productivity caused by on the job injuries and workers compensation claims.