NASHVILLE – In the first quarter of this year, six Tennessee workers have fallen to their deaths. Falls are one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities in Tennessee and the United States, and they are among the most preventable. Commissioner James Neeley is urging all employers and workers to review fall safety training and prevent the loss of lives.
"Fall Protection is a special emphasis program with our Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration," said Commissioner Neeley. "I have seen too many Tennessee workers lose their lives to these senseless accidents that can easily be prevented."
Fall hazards happen in all trades. The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) is committed to helping employees and employers identify fall hazards and select the necessary protection to control or eliminate the hazard. TOSHA compliance officers and consultants will evaluate fall hazards in the workplace and intervene where employees are exposed. In addition whenever and wherever TOSHA staff members observe employees exposed to fall hazards, they are empowered to stop and conduct an inspection.
The following fall fatalities have happened this year:... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.