Safety Photo for February 2012

OK, so here’s the story about this one. The contractor is building a patio at a restaurant. The worker IS secured to the structure with a rope grab, harness, and an anchor strap. My concern is that the worker is only about 10′ off the ground, his rope and grab are about 6′ from his anchor point to his back D-ring and he has a 3′ lanyard attached to that. If he falls from the height of 10′ is his fall protection equipment really going to help him? I will let you do the math on that one.

Sometimes we have the best intentions and even know what is required of us. However, without adequate training and competent people on staff are we really doing our part for employee safety?

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