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FALL PROTECTION  IN THE  WORKPLACE
FALL PROTECTION  IN THE  WORKPLACE <ul><li>FALLS CAN BE FATAL </li></ul><ul><li>In the blink of an eye we can hit the grou...
FALL PROTECTION  IN THE  WORKPLACE <ul><li>Fall Hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Ladders Scaffolds Buckets Towers Work Platforms ...
<ul><li>Keep Your SAFETY in Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Inspect equipment before use </li></ul><ul><li>Get faulty equipment rep...
<ul><li>LADDERS </li></ul><ul><li>Are the rungs in good condition? </li></ul><ul><li>Use a three point climb (2 feet and 1...
<ul><li>LADDERS </li></ul><ul><li>Are you using the belt buckle rule? Keep your belt buckle between side rails of ladder a...
<ul><li>GUARD RAILS </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to keep people from falling </li></ul><ul><li>Around platforms or walkways ...
<ul><li>SAFETY NETS </li></ul><ul><li>Used where  guard rails are impractical or impossible to install </li></ul><ul><li>P...
<ul><li>PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEM </li></ul><ul><li>Used only when other types of fall protection cannot be used </li></...
<ul><li>PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEM </li></ul><ul><li>Contains the following components: </li></ul><ul><li>FULL BODY HARNE...
FALL PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEM </li></ul><ul><li>Inspection and Maintenance </li></u...
FALL PROTECTION QUIZ <ul><li>Circle  TRUE  or  FALSE  for each of the statements below: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Falls can cau...
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  1. 1. FALL PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE
  2. 2. FALL PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>FALLS CAN BE FATAL </li></ul><ul><li>In the blink of an eye we can hit the ground hard. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences of ignoring fall protection is obvious </li></ul><ul><li>Falls on the job kill 11,000 people and cause more than 200,000 disabling injuries per year </li></ul>
  3. 3. FALL PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>Fall Hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Ladders Scaffolds Buckets Towers Work Platforms </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>From any other off ground situation </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Keep Your SAFETY in Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Inspect equipment before use </li></ul><ul><li>Get faulty equipment repaired before using it </li></ul><ul><li>Follow safe work practices in all off-the-ground situations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(4 feet or more off-the-ground and 6 feet or more off-the-ground in construction industry) </li></ul></ul>FALL PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE
  5. 5. <ul><li>LADDERS </li></ul><ul><li>Are the rungs in good condition? </li></ul><ul><li>Use a three point climb (2 feet and 1 hand or 2 hands and 1 foot) </li></ul><ul><li>Always face the front of the ladder </li></ul><ul><li>Keep hands on side rails at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Keep weight centered </li></ul>FALL PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE
  6. 6. <ul><li>LADDERS </li></ul><ul><li>Are you using the belt buckle rule? Keep your belt buckle between side rails of ladder at all times </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T RUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!! </li></ul>FALL PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE
  7. 7. <ul><li>GUARD RAILS </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to keep people from falling </li></ul><ul><li>Around platforms or walkways </li></ul><ul><li>May be temporary or permanent </li></ul><ul><li>Rails must be able to support 200 lbs </li></ul><ul><li>Rails must be 39 to 45 inches above surface </li></ul>FALL PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE
  8. 8. <ul><li>SAFETY NETS </li></ul><ul><li>Used where guard rails are impractical or impossible to install </li></ul><ul><li>Personal nets are intended to catch people </li></ul><ul><li>Debris nets are intended to catch tools and debris </li></ul><ul><li>Must be inspected regularly , generally weekly. </li></ul>FALL PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE
  9. 9. <ul><li>PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEM </li></ul><ul><li>Used only when other types of fall protection cannot be used </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to tether a worker to an anchor point </li></ul><ul><li>Used to protect workers climbing vertical distances </li></ul><ul><li>Used to protect workers on horizontal surfaces high above the ground. </li></ul>FALL PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE
  10. 10. <ul><li>PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEM </li></ul><ul><li>Contains the following components: </li></ul><ul><li>FULL BODY HARNESS </li></ul><ul><li>CONNECTING DEVICE </li></ul><ul><li>ANCHOR POINT (support 5,000 lbs) </li></ul>FALL PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE
  11. 11. FALL PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEM </li></ul><ul><li>Inspection and Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Frayed or broken harness straps </li></ul><ul><li>D-ring securely attached and not bent </li></ul><ul><li>Tears, missing stitches or damaged hardware </li></ul>
  12. 12. FALL PROTECTION QUIZ <ul><li>Circle TRUE or FALSE for each of the statements below: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Falls can cause about 11,000 on-the-job deaths each year. </li></ul><ul><li>TRUE FALSE </li></ul><ul><li>2. A three-point climb means a ladder must be attached at three points. </li></ul><ul><li>TRUE FALSE </li></ul><ul><li>3. Netting on a guard rail prevents people and items from falling. </li></ul><ul><li>TRUE FALSE </li></ul><ul><li>4. Personal fall protection systems include two items: A full body harness and a connecting device. </li></ul><ul><li>TRUE FALSE </li></ul><ul><li>5. Personal fall protection systems vary depending on the work being done but all include a full body harness </li></ul><ul><li>TRUE FALSE </li></ul><ul><li>6. Fall protection systems may be connected to water or sewer lines or an electrical conduit. </li></ul><ul><li>TRUE FALSE </li></ul>
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