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One of the most life threatening hazards in a work place is a fall hazard. This group is a place to discuss fall protection of all types.

Website: http://simplifiedsafety.com/fall-protection/
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Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2018

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Unique fall protection situation ( looking for advice) 3 Replies

Started by Kristina Anderson. Last reply by Jen McDade Sep 19, 2018.

FALL PROTECTION INTERVIEW

Started by Jesse Morales, CHST Apr 11, 2018.

Final Rule in 2016? 2 Replies

Started by Jay D. Rohman. Last reply by Jesse Morales, CHST Apr 11, 2018.

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Comment by Jesse Morales, CHST on April 4, 2018 at 2:30pm

The FY2017 Top Ten:

1. Fall Protection, 1926.501, 6,072 violations

9. Fall Protection -- Training Requirements, 1926.503, 1,523 violations

Four of the Top Ten involve fall exposures, and Kapust explained that inadequate or unprovided training is involved in many or most of the violations cited by OSHA in four of the standards on the list.

Things to remember if you are or want to be a trainer

Key Elements of Fall Protection Training

The end result of effective training is a Competent Person who can control fall hazards at the local level, resulting in a higher level of safety and compliance. Competent Person training should focus on this end goal. Having a certificate recognizing an employee as a Competent Person is not enough if the training does not accomplish these goals.

Training should include several key elements to get the job done. When selecting training for your Competent Person, always ask the following questions:

1. Does your fall protection training include observations of performance on each fall protection system and for each skill set that you expect your Competent Person to have?

Fall protection requires several physical skills. As a result, hands-on training is paramount. The student, legal departments, other agencies, or OSHA can challenge training formats that do not include observations of performance, so it must be included. Training formats that do not include observations of performance provide a document with the student's name on it but do little to prove the student's ability or to withstand the test of litigation. There is a general misconception that, as long as a topic was discussed, demonstrated, and documented with a test or roster, the training was acceptable and adequate. Observations of performance take it one step further by requiring the students to demonstrate their skills to a qualified instructor. This is key.

link https://ohsonline.com/Articles/2009/11/01/Competent-Person-Fall-Pro...

Now on a US Army project you technically have to prove your qualification for a trainer for CP in fall protection thing will continue to change and that's because the leading cause of death in construction continues to be Falls at the workplace.

Are having some challenges?

Comment by William James on August 30, 2016 at 7:43am

Fall hazards are found in many workplaces where work is carried out at height, e.g. stacking shelves, working on a roof & unloading a large truck etc. But safety nets are the most efficient and cost effective way to protect people from injury after falling from heights.

Learn more here: Residential Safety Nets

Comment by Nikki Ayque on February 26, 2015 at 10:29am

One of the most important things to remember when working in construction is to keep your feet beneath you. If your feet do not touch the ground, you are at risk of a fall. Make the most of your time on the clock and protect your livelihood by following these safety precautions. Learn more here Fall Protection

Comment by Binh, M.S, Grad.IOSH, MIIRSM on August 23, 2012 at 8:01am

Hi All,

There is huge info to about fall protection at work even it is related to at home. Fall hazards can be different forms in a workplace. People cane from from higher to lower positions and they can fall from the same levels.

It is great to be in this group to exchange experience and ideas

Cheers

Binh

Comment by Cory Zielke on July 24, 2012 at 2:20pm

The campaign to stop falls in construction is well underway! In 2010, more than 10,000 construction workers were injured as a result of falling while working from heights. 

There are 3 simple steps to save lives featured on OSHA's website: www.osha.gov/stopfalls

 

ASSE supports our Arizona members as they push ADOSH to enforce residential fall protection for people working at heights 6 feet and above, as opposed to 15 feet.

http://www.asse.org/en/index.php/press_releases/asse-questions-new-...

 

Comment by Sushant Salokhe on April 19, 2012 at 6:15am

We are manufacturing Square blocks with 12 Ft (3 Mtr.) Height. the top surface of the block is having sharp edges as it is composed of no. of sharp edged plates. above the block there is continuous movement of crane and therefore it is not possible to take fox supprot from the top of roof. and as per procedure it is compulsory to climb above the block.

 

Anyone can suggest the solution for the same?

How to use safety belt? 

From where it will be supported?

Design for tie up the life line?

any-how the employee should not fall down from the top even on the top surface of the job. 

Comment by Tom on February 20, 2012 at 8:58pm

This free Safety Audit app for iPad can be utilised in all industries to help people work safer. 
Fall protection is an excellent example of this, check your surroundings, conduct a risk assessment, and work safer!

Here's the link http://goo.gl/6atSZ 

Comment by Krista Sonneson on January 10, 2012 at 11:19pm

You can find tons of info on this topic at www.safetybok.org which is ASSE's searchable database.

Comment by Chanaka Cooray on December 29, 2011 at 12:05am

It is possible to add some more details about this topic. These are also very essential,

Comment by Good to Go Safety on April 23, 2010 at 10:21am
As a newbie to the site you might find our new product development of interest - a new tagging and inspection system for equipment used at heights - including harnesses, ladders, scaffold towers, MEWPs and scaffolding. Visit our website for info (click here), I'd be interested in hearing your thughts.
 

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Started by Kristina Anderson. Last reply by Jen McDade Sep 19, 2018.

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