Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry


November 19, 2012

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What is a fall hazard?

A fall hazard is a workplace hazard that could cause a worker's loss of balance or physical support.


  1. A worker stands on balcony railing to make an overhead repair
  2. A worker carries a bulky sheet of plywood up a stepladder
  3. Workers use a makeshift scaffold that has not been designed by a qualified person
  4. Workers set up an extension ladder at an improper angle


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