The Department has developed new editions to the Experience is Not Enough campaign to remind construction workers to follow safety protocols at all times to protect themselves and the public from falling debris.
Falling is the most common cause of construction fatalities and your employer must provide a safe work environment to protect you from falling. It does not matter how long you have been in the construction trades, or how much experience you have; you are expected to use proper Fall Protection. This may include:
Using safety harnesses
Using guardrails and netting
Following safety procedures to avoid defective extension cords or tripping hazards
Maintaining clean and orderly job sites
Adhering to site safety regulations that protect the public from hazardous conditions.
While on a job site, you should be aware of your surroundings, especially around edges, shafts and floor openings. Remember, never work near an open floor or open shaft without proper fall protection.
As part of this initiative, Department Inspectors distribute flyers to educate construction workers about proper Fall Protection: