According to OSHA, falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. Floor holes are one area where many workers forget to take the necessary safety measures to protect themselves and their co-workers. OSHA defines a floor hole as a gap or open space in a floor, roof, horizontal walking-working surface, or similar surface that is at least 2 inches (5 cm) in its least dimension.
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OSHA 1910.28(b)(3)(i) Employees must be protected from falling through holes 4' above lower level.View
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