Mining Publication: Understanding Why Workers Fall

Original creation date: February 2021

Authors: J Hrica, M Nasarwanji, B Eiter, J Pollard, L Kocher

Non-Peer Reviewed Journal Article - February 2021

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20064680

Pit Quarry 2021 Feb; 113(8):50,52,54-55

A good fall protection program incorporates not only the use of personal fall protection systems, but solutions to identify, mitigate or eliminate fall hazards. These solutions may include the elimination of fall hazards through safe work design, bringing the work down to a safe level, the use of guardrails or barriers to mitigate fall risks, and teaching workers how to recognize and plan for fall hazards in their work activities. Personal fall protection is often the last line of defense for mine workers who work at heights. Still, knowing when and how to use personal fall protection can be the difference between life and death.

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Non-Peer Reviewed Journal Article - February 2021

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20064680

Pit Quarry 2021 Feb; 113(8):50,52,54-55


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