Tim Maroushek is product manager for systems and anchors with Capital Safety, a leading designer and manufacturer of height safety and fall protection equipment under the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands. Capital Safety offers a line of fall protection and rescue systems, as well as training courses. For more information, call 800-328-6146 or visit www.capitalsafety.com.
Failure to provide proper fall protection consistently ranks among OSHA’s top 10 most cited violations; in 2008, it was second only to scaffolding. In accordance with OSHA standards, fall protection must be provided any time a worker is at a height of 6 feet or more in the construction industry.