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Fall Protection, Fall Restraint & Fall Arrest

Woman tied off standing on the edge of a roof wearing high-visability clothing and a hard hat -- Caption: When used properly, fall protection can save your life. Fall hazards are a serious problem amongst the growing workforce and account for numerous serious injuries and fatalities in our state.

Regardless of the fall distance in Washington State, ALL employers have a duty of care to protect employees from being exposed to serious injury or death while working at heights, including above or adjacent to dangerous equipment or machinery. To find which of these requirements apply to your industry, see the Industry Specific Requirements Chart (416 KB PDF).

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