Fall Protection

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Apr 30, 2018
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet: Fall protection in construction: requirements for competent persons

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/factsheets/fs78.pdf

A competent person for fall protection is someone who can identify existing and predictable fall hazards in the workplace and has the authority to take prompt measures to eliminate them. This fact sheet explains requirements and proper practice.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jan 14, 2017
OSHA Fall Prevention Campaign: Training

https://www.osha.gov/stopfalls/planprovidetrain.html

Employers must train workers in hazard recognition and the care and safe use of equipment such as ladders and scaffolds, and fall protection systems. Use this site to access resources to help provide this training.

Source: OSHA

Oct 01, 2015
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Fall protection trigger heights for the construction industry (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/factsheets/fs64.pdf

Oregon OSHA is proposing to change the trigger height in the general fall protection rule in construction from 10 feet to 6 feet – effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Nov 01, 2014
Fall Protection Resource for New Home Construction

http://www.ot.wustl.edu/fptech/index.htm

This website catalogs fall protection equipment for residential construction. Equipment is classified by the type of fall protection or the phase of construction

Source: CPWR

Aug 01, 2012
Construction Fall Prevention Fact Sheet (PDF)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-142/pdfs/2012-142.pdf

PLAN ahead to get the job done safely. PROVIDE the right equipment. TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.

Source: NIOSH

Jul 01, 2012
OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign

http://www.osha.gov/stopfalls/index.html

This website is part of OSHA's nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs.

Source: OSHA

Jan 01, 2012
Workers’ Compensation Costs of Falls in Construction

http://www.osha.gov/doc/topics/residentialprotection/workerscomp.ppt

OSHA analyzed workers’ compensation data for injuries resulting from falls from elevations suffered by roofers and carpenters. The data, which covers 2005-2007, comes from 38 states, which comprises approximately 1/3 of total workers’ compensation benefits.

Source: OSHA

Jan 01, 2011
OSHA Residential Fall Protection page

http://www.osha.gov/doc/residential_fall_protection.html

Information on residential fall protection directive, questions and answers and fact sheets.

Source: OSHA

Jan 01, 2011
Fall Protection in Residential Construction

http://www.osha.gov/doc/residential_fall_protection.html

Information on residential fall protection directive, questions and answers and fact sheets.

Source: OSHA

Oct 01, 2008
OSHA: Preventing Fatal Falls in Construction

https://www.osha.gov/stopfalls/index.html

This new Web page is a central repository of resources targeting ways employers and employees can prevent construction-related falls.

Source: OSHA