Fall Prevention & Protection. Valley City State University | Facilities Services | . This presentation will discuss : The working conditions that prompt use of fall protection Options that are available to protect workers from falls Ladder Safety Scaffolding Safety. Introduction.
Valley City State University | Facilities Services |
Each employee or contractor on a walking/working surface four feet or more above a lower level must be prevented or protected from falling.
A hole is defined as a gap or opening of one inch in its least dimension in a walking or working surface.
All stairs with 4 or more risers must have standard stair rails or handrails.
Fixed stairs must be provided for access from one level to another where operations necessitate regular travel between levels, such as each day or each shift.
A body harness and lanyard attached to the manufacturer’s designed anchorage point must be worn when working from an aerial lift.
All fixed ladders, where the length of the climb is more than 20 feet, must have:
A harness and a lanyard is not required when using a portable ladder for its intended purpose.
Secure ladders to prevent accidental movement due to workplace activity
Non-self-supporting ladders (which lean against a wall or other support)
If fall hazards of 4 feet or more cannot be controlled with standard rails or covers, or
Personal Fall Arrest equipment must be attached to an anchorage point:
Take a 5 minute stretch break before we continue to the next module.