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Safety Nets

Last updated: August 27, 2019

What Does Safety Nets Mean?

A safety net is a device used to minimize fall hazards in construction sites and other work areas where nets are required to prevent fall hazards. They are one of three safety solutions stipulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in response to fall hazards including guard rails and personal fall arrest systems. Falls are the main cause of death on construction sites and so OSHA has set regulations for employers to follow to protect workers.

Safeopedia Explains Safety Nets

Employers by law are required to follow all of the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). If an employer fails to do so they can receive hefty fines. To understand whether safety nets are needed employers must have developed a written fall protection plan, Identify potential fall hazards prior to undertaking projects and during daily inspections, ensure that fall protection equipment is right for the work they are doing and in good condition, conduct regular training on fall hazards and protection equipment.


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