Atlas safety provides fall protection equipment options to meet many needs. Falls are among the most common causes of work-related injuries and deaths. Employers are required to provide protection from employees falling off overhead platforms, any type of elevated work platform or into hole hazards in the floor and walls. Fall Protection OSHA requirements state that protection must be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry and eight feet in long shoring operations. In addition, OSHA requires that protection is provided when working over dangerous equipment and machinery, regardless of the fall distance.