Each year in Canada, over 42,000 workers are injured due to falls. Falls are a leading cause of injury in the workplace, whether they are caused by slips and trips, or falls from height. Falls can be prevented in many ways. Controls are called fall protection.

In most cases, falls can be prevented by:

  • Understanding how fall incidents happen
  • Identifying high risk areas
  • Eliminating or minimizing fall hazards
  • Completing certification training
  • Wearing appropriate fall protection equipment

Falls from any height can cause serious injury. Develop a fall plan to make sure all workers know the hazards, and appropriate controls are in place.

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Fall Protection Certification Training Standard
Falls from Height
Falls to Same Level