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The Number of Older Americans Who Fall and Suffer Serious Injuries is Soaring

As Americans age and people live longer with bad health conditions, the number of older Americans who fall and suffer serious, sometimes fatal, injuries is soaring. So the retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing home are attempting to balance safety and their resident’s desire to live independently. Nearly 24,000 adults over the age of […]

Preventing Falls in the Workplace

OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet at shipyards, six feet in construction, and eight feet in longshoring operations. OSHA requires that industry workplaces: •    Guard every hole into which a worker can accidentally walk using a railing and toe-board or a floor hole […]