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MEANS OF COMPLYING WITH FALL PROTECTION STANDARD

We have discussed the major changes in the OSHA Fall Protection Standard for Construction such as the Body Belts, the Six Foot Rule, Non-Locking Snap Hooks, etc.. But what are the options which will provide us Fall Protection and help us to comply with the Standard?

OSHA has listed 15 general areas where some form of fall protection will be needed if the potential for a fall over 6 feet exists. The list of fifteen types of work and the means allowed for providing fall protection is provided on the attached chart.

Remember these changes to the Federal OSHA Construction Standards are there to protect you and are minimum requirements. Those of you with STATE Standards should consult your state regulations. Many of the State OSHA Programs have adopted the Federal OSHA Standard as written.

FALL PROTECTION information for some specific areas, that you might want to know about, is covered in many different Subparts of your Federal or State Standards. Some of these that you may want to refer to are: Subpart L -- Scaffolds, Subpart N -- Cranes and Derricks, Subpart R -- Steel Erection, Subpart S -- Underground Construction, Caissons, Cofferdams, and Compressed Air, Subpart V -- Power Transmission and Distribution, Subpart X -- Stairways and Ladders.

Knowing the tools that are available to protect you is smart. Using them is even smarter. If there is a potential for falling - you need protection.

BE SAFE OUT THERE!

Attachment to SMO 95-0606

SUBPART M - FALL PROTECTION

TYPE OF FALL PROTECTION ALLOWED

MEANS ALLOWED FOR PROVIDING FALL PROTECTION

TYPE OF WORK

requiring fall protection



Guardrail System


Safety

Net

Systems


Fall Protection Plan


Warning Line

Systems


Controlled Access zone



Covers


Positioning Device Systems


Fences

Or

Barricades


Safety Monitoring Systems


Personal

Fall Arrest Systems

Unprotected sides

& edges

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Leading edges

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Hoist areas

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Holes

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

Formwork &

reinforcing steel

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

Ramps, runways &

other walkways

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excavations/Pits,

shafts, wells

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

Dangerous equipment/

On or above

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Overhead bricklaying

& related work

X

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

Roofing work - low

slope roofs

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

Steep roofs

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Precast concrete

erection

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Residential

construction

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Wall openings

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Other walking &

working systems

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

                       

or combination of these measures.

 

Safety Recommendations:__________________________________________________________________________________

Job Specific Topics:_______________________________________________________________________________________

M.S.D.S Reviewed:_______________________________________________________________________________________

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