Fall Protection : how to keep tools from falling

Fall Protection : how to keep tools from falling

3rd Aug 2021

OSHA requires that fall protection is to be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry. OSHA requires that if you work in an environment in which you're at risk of being hit by falling objects, you must Secure tools and materials to prevent them from falling on people below. There are more than 52,260 recorded incidents of people being struck by falling objects as of the last recording period, according to OSHA.

Workers can secure their tools by using safety belts that are designed for different kinds of needs. There are different kinds of safety belts on the market, and they range in their ability to hold items safely if they fall off a person's body (they can also be used with other things besides tools).

There are also unique tethering safety vests that can be used to hold items safely. They can provide much-needed efficiency to workers. At these elevated heights, it is much more difficult and dangerous to reach the ground without equipment. Items on workers' neck/shoulders could cause injuries if they were to fall off while working.

The Radians Type R Class 2 Multipurpose Surveyor Safety Tether Vest has different types of tethers that attach to the vest. There are so many kinds of attachments such as radios, up to 2LBS of tools, a smartphone, a hard hat, and even a pencil. Keep all the tools and items you need in a safe place.