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PREVENTION OF FALL FATALITIES AND INJURIES IN CONSTRUCTION. INSERT SPEAKER NAME, TITLE, AND ORGANIZATION INFORMATION . Overview. OSHA Alliance Program OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable U.S. Construction Accident and Fall Statistics Safe Practices Resources Summary .
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*Through the OSHA Alliance Program, this presentation was developed by members of the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable for informational purposes only. It does not necessarily reflect the official views of OSHA or the U.S. Department of Labor . (September 2008)
OSHA and the participating organizations define, implement, and meet a set of short- and long-term goals that fall into three categories:
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John R. Miller, President, SIA.; Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA; and Richard J. Marshall, then-Executive Vice President, SIA; sign a national Alliance agreement on February 25, 2008
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SIGNIFICANCE: NEARLY 100 DEATHS PER MONTH
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics-2006
From roof edge 74
From scaffold, staging 70
From ladders 68
To lower level 48
Through floor opening, floor surface,
ground to lower level 31
From structural steel 24
Through skylight 23
From non-moving vehicle 22
Through roof surface, roof opening 20
1Bureau of Labor Statistics-2006
In 1 second your body
will fall 16 feet
Good body reaction
time= 0.5 seconds
Travel distance in
0.5 seconds = 4 feet
By the time you react your body will be
4 feet below where you were standing
OSHA’s Regulation 29 CFR 1926.501 (b) under Subpart M requires fall protection wherever the potential to fall six feet or more exists.
Fall protection is required when you are:
Fall protection is also required in the following
stopping a fall shall be rigged such that
a worker can neither free fall more than
six feet, nor contact any lower level.
A personal fall-arrest system shall consist of the following:
All components of the fall arrest system shall be fully compatible.
harness shall be located on the:
to a lifeline, rope-grab, or
when working on suspended scaffolds and
Design Professionals can design fixed anchorage points so that workers will have a convenient, safe point to tie off when personal fall arrest systems are needed.
supporting or suspending the worker;
least 5,000 pounds per worker;
roof anchors as well as structural
Specify fixed ladders or stairways whenever possible
Concrete Wall Panels
Concrete Segmented Bridge
Perimeter guarding shall consist of a mid-rail, top rail, toe-board system. The top edge height of the rail shall be 42+/-3 inches and the mid-rail should be between the top and the walking/working level.
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