Fall Protection

The OSHA Walking Working Surfaces standard includes guidelines that address the required use of fall protection and the related PPE required in those situations.. Our editors have “cherry picked” the best fall protection resources – to access them, click here.

Two bridge construction workers were injured, one critically so, after a steel-reinforced concrete support beam weighing at least 60,000 pounds fell 40 feet in Surprise, AZ.

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When people think of major hazards in the workplace, poor housekeeping likely isn’t the first thing to spring to mind, but a cluttered, disorganized workplace can lead to deadly consequences.

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Following a sad and unusual worker fatality, the Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program has made several recommendations for tower worker safety.

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The anchor plate shown in this photograph has been screwed into a metal roof. It probably wouldn’t provide adequate fall arrest for a cat, let alone a worker.

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A Pennsylvania roofing contractor who lied to OSHA on four separate occasions after one of his workers died has been sentenced to 10 months in prison.

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London’s Covent Garden is a busy area, with scores of tourists exploring its offerings. However, the antics of workers toiling high above the sidewalk could have quickly turned a great vacation into a nightmare. The scaffold they assembled had no guardrails and no fall protection, …

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At first glance, what these workers are doing might not be obvious. But examine this photograph more closely…

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Two workers at a firehouse construction site in Hanover, NJ, died after a 10,000-pound generator being hoisted by a crane fell, likely because of a failure of one or more lifting straps.

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Use this photo to train workers who handle materials manually

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Great fall protection programs include more than harnesses.
Improper fall protection is one of the most cited and fined violations in the United States and Canada, and for good reason. This program covers how to get it right.
 

Step One: Hazard Assessment (Day 1-5)
When it comes …

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