Experienced NM commercial painting contractors know that painting large buildings always carries risks. In fact, a report from the US Department of Labor has shown that falling from scaffolds and aerial lifts is an all-too real danger in the construction and commercial painting industry:
Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries.
A number of factors are often involved in falls, including unstable working surfaces, misuse or failure to use fall protection equipment and human error. Studies have shown that using guardrails, fall arrest systems, safety nets, covers and restraint systems can prevent many deaths and injuries from falls.