To honor OSHA’s 2020 Safe+Sound Week we are sharing another story from our recently released Incidents, Accidents, and Near Misses in Lab Research, Vol. 5.
Violations related to fall protection have been #1 on OSHA’s top 10 most cited violations list for 9 consecutive years.
An excerpt from Incidents, Accidents, and Near Misses in Lab Research, Vol. 5
Never Underestimate the Importance of Fall Protection
It was the day before Thanksgiving. I was looking forward to having a few days off to hang out with my family, relax, and eat delicious food. I was doing some last-minute measurements for a new pH pit at work. The pit is essentially a tank that holds wastewater while the pH is adjusted to a neutral level, before it can be drained back into the municipal water system. I was measuring the old pit, so that we would know what kind of capacity we would need for the new one. It was a simple task that would take only a […]