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There are 751 deaths a year in the construction industry. Falls account for 35% of those fatalities. This presentation provides insights, safety tips and pointers on how to select the proper harnesses …

There are 751 deaths a year in the construction industry. Falls account for 35% of those fatalities. This presentation provides insights, safety tips and pointers on how to select the proper harnesses that will help protect your workers from deadly falls.

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  • 1. Your Partners in Safety! Fall Protection A Closer Look
  • 2. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Mark Blake Construction Sales Manager 303-886-6239 Mark.Blake@MSAnet.com www.MSAnet.com
  • 3. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 MSA—”The Safety Company” Who we are •Started in 1914 •Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA •Largest manufacturer of sophisticated safety equipment •40 locations worldwide covering 140 countries •85 sales reps covering US market •Market specific reps as well as geographical •Rose MFG founded in 1930 •Purchased by MSA in 1996
  • 4. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Statistics: 2010 Construction “Fatal Four” (57%) 1.Falls = 260 2.Electrocutions = 76 3.Struck-by = 63 4.Stuck-in-between = 32 Total deaths in construction = 751 Falls account for 35% Source – OSHA.gov
  • 5. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 OSHA—Compliance Fall protection standards •The 29 CFR 1926 construction – 1926.500 – Scope, applications and definitions – 1926.501 – Duty to have – 1926.502 – Fall protection systems criteria – 1926.503 – Training requirements •The 20 CFR 1910 general industry – 1910.66 Appendix C – Powered Platforms – Ladders, Scaffolding – Vehicle mounted platforms, Manlifts – General Duty Clause
  • 6. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Consensus Standards • ANSI—American National Standards Institute – Committees made up of manufactures, researchers, end users, regulators – May or may not be required by OSHA • Incorporation by reference – ANSI Z89.1 – required for hard hats (1926.6(h)(28)) – ANSI Z359.1 – (General Industry) not required for fall protection (1926.6) – ANSI A10.32 - (Construction) not required for fall protection (1926.6) – Standards creation similar to that used by OSHA • Proposed, commented on, final rule, promulgated
  • 7. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Program Hierarchy • Corporate policy – Top of the hierarchy – Includes regulatory requirements – Includes consensus standards – Reflects best practices • Be careful only to include what you are willing to execute. ANSI Best Practice OSHA Corporate Policy
  • 8. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 What Manufacturers’ Build Too • OSHA – Required for compliance • ANSI – Required by policy • ISO – Required to prove manufacturer has a quality program • Third party testing – Verifies the manufacturers design and testing
  • 9. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Common Misnomers • Harness • Lanyards • Retractables • Rescue
  • 10. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Harnesses Common questions •“How long can a harness stay in service?” – 5 Years or Follow the Manufacturer’s guidelines •When do I inspect my harness?” – Before each use by user and every 6 Months by competent person •“Is there a weight limit?” – 400 lbs (product specific) Older styles = 310 lbs •“Can I right on my harness or mark it with my name?” – Yes, any non-toxic marker (Sharpie, Marks-a-lot) meeting the ASTM D-4236 Standard and stamped
  • 11. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Harnesses Styles of harnesses •Vest style •Pullover style •Cross–over Materials used •Nylon •Polyester •Kevlar/Nomex All synthetic fibers for strength requirements
  • 12. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Specialty Harnesses • Construction • Welding • Oil rig • Rescue • Tower climbing • Arc rated • High visibility
  • 13. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Lanyards Shock absorber technologies •Rip-stitch •Tear-tape •Partially orientated yarn (POY) •Self retracting lanyards
  • 14. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Lanyards Common questions •Can I attach 2 lanyards to 1 D-ring?” – No, each lanyard works independent and as a “System”, 1 point of contact to a D-ring only •“On what end do I connect the shock pack, harness or anchor?” – The shock pack always attaches to the harness •“How far will I actually fall?” – Free fall + deceleration distance + harness effect + height of worker = TFD
  • 15. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Lanyards A. Free fall – 6’ B. Shock absorber – 3.5’ C. Body length – 6’ – Harness stretch – 1’ – Safety factor – 1.5’ A. Total fall distance – 18’
  • 16. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Specialty Lanyards • Twin leg • Tieback • Pigtail • Welding • 12’ freefall • Arc rated
  • 17. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Lanyards Self retracting lanyards •Limit fall distance •Allow more flexibility than conventional lanyards •Lengths from 6’ – 95’
  • 18. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Lanyards Specialty SRL’s •Twin leg •Twin leg tie-back •Leading edge
  • 19. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Self Retracting Lanyards Common questions •“Can I attach my web lanyard to an SRL to make it longer?” – No, proper use of an SRL is to be connected between a harness and anchor point. •“What is the difference between an SRL and a PFL?” – They are both “SRL’s”, a PFL is tested to be worn by the user. •“How do you know when they are deployed?” – Integral load indicators
  • 20. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946
  • 21. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Rescue Why is rescue so important? Suspension Trauma!!! The worker has 15 – 20 minutes to suspend before the effects set in
  • 22. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Rescue What is suspension trauma? •Leg straps on the harness begin to stop the blood flow back to the heart •Venus pooling •Effects can be deadly
  • 23. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Rescue What can be considered a rescue plan? •911 •Ladder •Scissor Lift •JLG •Mobile staircase
  • 24. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 Rescue Other rescue devices: •Block & tackle systems •Tripods •Hoists & rescuers
  • 25. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 On-Site Training Is Available
  • 26. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 MSA Products For Construction • Eye, face, hearing • V–guard helmets • Respiratory • Instrumentation • SAR/SCBA
  • 27. Fall Protection A Closer Look Your Partners In Safety! The Best ValueIn Safety Solutions Since1946 QUESTIONS

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