November 1, 2017 | By: ATD
This week’s safety alert is focused on Swing Fall
A swing fall hazard occurs when a worker is working outside of their anchorage point safe zone (when the anchorage is not positioned directly overhead). When the worker is outside of this zone, the “pendulum effect” can occur. This effect will cause the worker to swing when they fall, and possibly strike objects during the process. Serious injuries or death can occur if the fallen worker strikes hard enough.