From 2016-2020, 556 workers in the industry received medical aid or lost time from work and 5 workers lost their lives as a result of a fall. The costs associated with these 614 claims totaled more than $38.6 million.
Participate in one of our fall prevention webinars, check out a podcast, virtual tool box talk, or conduct your own toolbox talk specific to fall hazards at your workplace. These talks can help identify fall hazards as well as gaps in knowledge or training. Encourage workers to ask questions, raise concerns and be actively involved in fall prevention at the workplace. Ask what more you can do as an employer. Safety is a partnership.
An aerial work platform is a mechanical device used to provide access for people or equipment to inaccessible areas, usually at height. Join WorkplaceNL as they discuss different types of aerial work platforms and the fall prevention requirements outlined in provincial legislation.
Slips, trips and falls are common workplace injuries that can be prevented when properly controlled. Join WorkplaceNL as they analyze real-life incidents to determine what happened and what can be done to prevent re-occurrence.
Good housekeeping is an essential part of preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace, and it is a key component of the 5S methodology. The 5S method is a system that helps to create and maintain an organized, safe, clean and efficient workplace. Join WorkplaceNL as they discuss how the 5S methodology can help to improve housekeeping and reduce slips, trips and falls in your workplace.
The hierarchy of fall protection is the preferred order of controls to eliminate or reduce fall hazards. Join WorkplaceNL as they examine fall hazard scenarios and apply the hierarchy of fall protection to control those hazards.
A Fall Protection Plan is a written document, used as an administrative control, to help protect workers when they are required to work at height. Join us as we discuss fall protection plans: when are they required and what do they entail?
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