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DEVELOPING AND CONDUCTING RESCUE PLANS LJB University ™  has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International ...
BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT <ul><li>Rescue is often THE most overlooked aspect of fall protection. </li></ul><ul><li>“ 911” is no...
BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT <ul><li>Rescue is often THE most overlooked aspect of fall protection. </li></ul><ul><li>“ 911” is no...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES  <ul><li>Discuss regulations and standards relevant in rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in analyzing a ...
AGENDA <ul><li>Regulatory requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Prompt rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for a prompt rescue </l...
OSHA REQUIREMENTS  <ul><li>29 CFR 1926 (Construction) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>29 CFR 1926.502(d)(20) “The employer shall pro...
ADDITIONAL OSHA REFERENCES <ul><li>Safety and Health Information Bulletin (2004) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prolonged suspensio...
<ul><li>OSHRC vs. East Texas Coating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance officer sequenced the events subsequent to a confine...
ANSI Z359 <ul><li>Prompt rescue (Z359.2 §6.1) </li></ul><ul><li>Written rescue procedures (Z359.2 §6.2) </li></ul><ul><li>...
ANSI A10.32  <ul><li>6.2.1 Employees shall be trained in self-rescue or alternate means shall be provided for prompt rescu...
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION <ul><li>USAF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1987 research at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
AGENDA <ul><li>Regulatory requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Prompt rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for a prompt rescue </l...
PROMPT RESCUE   <ul><li>Factors to consider in planning for response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hanging vertically in a harness...
POST-FALL SUSPENSION <ul><li>Wright-Patterson AFB study </li></ul>AP Photo by Janet B. Campbell Erie Times-News, 5/25/2004
HARNESS SUSPENSION – MOTIONLESS <ul><li>1987 Study - Wright Patterson Air Force Base   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phase 1 - Bod...
<ul><li>Phase 1, termination time (in minutes) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Body belt: 0.35 – 4.76 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Che...
<ul><li>The primary causes of termination of the tests were: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Body belt: difficulty in breathing and ...
<ul><li>Phase 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Four types of full body harnesses, termination time (in minutes): </li></ul></ul><ul...
AGENDA <ul><li>Regulatory requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Prompt rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for a prompt rescue </l...
PROMPT RESCUE <ul><li>Pre-work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal and external capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types o...
WHO DOES THE WORK? <ul><li>External capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local emergency response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
HOW ARE THEY EXPOSED? <ul><li>Types of hazards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confined space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constructio...
WHAT ARE THEY USING? <ul><li>Types of systems that include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall restraint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
HOW DO I GET THE VICTIM DOWN? <ul><li>Rescue options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elimination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self res...
NEW PRODUCT <ul><li>U-RES-Q LADDER: “The Cure for Suspension Trauma” </li></ul>
PROMPT RESCUE <ul><li>Pre-work </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Durin...
HOW SHOULD I PLAN THE RESCUE? <ul><li>Pre-use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Type of system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability/need...
HOW SHOULD I PLAN THE RESCUE? <ul><li>During use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedure reviewed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Train...
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Developing and Maintaining Fall Protection Rescue Plans

LJB Inc. presented this free webinar on THE most overlooked aspect of fall protection--rescue.

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Developing and Maintaining Fall Protection Rescue Plans

  1. 1. DEVELOPING AND CONDUCTING RESCUE PLANS LJB University ™ has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. . Moderator: Speaker: KIM MESSER THOMAS E. KRAMER, P.E., C.S.P. [email_address] TKramer@LJBinc.com
  2. 2. BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT <ul><li>Rescue is often THE most overlooked aspect of fall protection. </li></ul><ul><li>“ 911” is not the only answer to your fall protection rescue. </li></ul><ul><li>Suspension time: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How long do you think someone can safely suspend in a full body harness? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT <ul><li>Rescue is often THE most overlooked aspect of fall protection. </li></ul><ul><li>“ 911” is not the only answer to your fall protection rescue. </li></ul><ul><li>Suspension time: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How long do you think someone can safely suspend in a full body harness? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How long do you want to suspend? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 22. LEARNING OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Discuss regulations and standards relevant in rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in analyzing a facility’s capabilities to perform “prompt” rescue </li></ul>
  5. 23. AGENDA <ul><li>Regulatory requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Prompt rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for a prompt rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Closing </li></ul>
  6. 24. OSHA REQUIREMENTS <ul><li>29 CFR 1926 (Construction) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>29 CFR 1926.502(d)(20) “The employer shall provide for prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall or shall assure that employees are able to rescue themselves.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proposed 29 CFR 1910 (General Industry) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>29 CFR 1910.140(c)(21) “The employer must provide for prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall.” </li></ul></ul>
  7. 25. ADDITIONAL OSHA REFERENCES <ul><li>Safety and Health Information Bulletin (2004) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prolonged suspension … can result in serious physical injury, or potentially, death. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research indicates that suspension … can result in unconsciousness, followed by death, in less than 30 minutes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Letters of Interpretations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>August 14, 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ While an employee may be safely suspended in a body harness for a longer period than from a body belt, the word “prompt” requires that rescue be performed quickly -- in time to prevent serious injury to the worker.” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 26. <ul><li>OSHRC vs. East Texas Coating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance officer sequenced the events subsequent to a confined space incident to determine whether the employer had acted appropriately </li></ul></ul>ADDITIONAL OSHA REFERENCES
  9. 27. ANSI Z359 <ul><li>Prompt rescue (Z359.2 §6.1) </li></ul><ul><li>Written rescue procedures (Z359.2 §6.2) </li></ul><ul><li>Summoning rescue services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional (Z359.2 §6.3.1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-house (Z359.2 §6.3.2) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ANSI Z359.4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Components and systems </li></ul></ul>
  10. 28. ANSI A10.32 <ul><li>6.2.1 Employees shall be trained in self-rescue or alternate means shall be provided for prompt rescue in the event of a fall. </li></ul><ul><li>6.2.2 A project-specific rescue plan shall be developed which will provide for a form of rescue for employees. </li></ul><ul><li>6.2.3 All rescuers shall be provided with adequate training, equipment and personal protective equipment where needed. </li></ul>
  11. 29. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION <ul><li>USAF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1987 research at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NIOSH </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International fall protection symposium, 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FACE reports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HSE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contract research report 451/2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HSL/2003/09 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul>
  12. 30. AGENDA <ul><li>Regulatory requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Prompt rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for a prompt rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Closing </li></ul>
  13. 31. PROMPT RESCUE <ul><li>Factors to consider in planning for response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hanging vertically in a harness can cause loss of consciousness even in the absence of trauma or blood loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The body’s tolerance to suspension trauma varies from person to person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rescuing a worker quickly post fall is at least as critical as protecting the worker from a fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From “Does 911 Work for Rescue?” by Robert N. Aguiluz (September 2003) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 32. POST-FALL SUSPENSION <ul><li>Wright-Patterson AFB study </li></ul>AP Photo by Janet B. Campbell Erie Times-News, 5/25/2004
  15. 33. HARNESS SUSPENSION – MOTIONLESS <ul><li>1987 Study - Wright Patterson Air Force Base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phase 1 - Body belt, chest harness and full body harness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phase 2 - Four types of full body harnesses </li></ul></ul>
  16. 34. <ul><li>Phase 1, termination time (in minutes) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Body belt: 0.35 – 4.76 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chest harness: 0.62 – 13.13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full body harness: 5.08 – 30.12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mean averages: 1.63, 6.08, 14.38 </li></ul></ul>HARNESS SUSPENSION – MOTIONLESS
  17. 35. <ul><li>The primary causes of termination of the tests were: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Body belt: difficulty in breathing and pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chest harness: cardiovascular symptoms and pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full body harness: cardiovascular symptoms and nausea </li></ul></ul>HARNESS SUSPENSION – MOTIONLESS
  18. 36. <ul><li>Phase 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Four types of full body harnesses, termination time (in minutes): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A: 3.47 – 32.00 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B : 5.50 – 37.5 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C : 10.20 – 49.80 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D : 4.33 – 60.00 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mean: 17.05, 18.36, 28.36, 26.66 </li></ul></ul></ul>HARNESS SUSPENSION – MOTIONLESS
  19. 37. AGENDA <ul><li>Regulatory requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Prompt rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for a prompt rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Closing </li></ul>
  20. 38. PROMPT RESCUE <ul><li>Pre-work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal and external capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of hazards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of systems used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rescue options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Procedures </li></ul>
  21. 39. WHO DOES THE WORK? <ul><li>External capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local emergency response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting to discuss response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internal capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer emergency response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other rescue needs at site </li></ul></ul>
  22. 40. HOW ARE THEY EXPOSED? <ul><li>Types of hazards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confined space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elevator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Petrochemical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle and aircraft maintenance </li></ul></ul>
  23. 41. WHAT ARE THEY USING? <ul><li>Types of systems that include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall restraint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-retracting devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vertical systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lifelines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ladder climbing systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Window cleaning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Horizontal lifelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confined space retrieval </li></ul></ul>
  24. 42. HOW DO I GET THE VICTIM DOWN? <ul><li>Rescue options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elimination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self rescue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisted rescue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ladder or aerial lift </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal protection equipment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Response rescue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fire department </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High angle rope access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special case: evacuation </li></ul></ul>
  25. 43. NEW PRODUCT <ul><li>U-RES-Q LADDER: “The Cure for Suspension Trauma” </li></ul>
  26. 44. PROMPT RESCUE <ul><li>Pre-work </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>During use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incident investigation </li></ul></ul>
  27. 45. HOW SHOULD I PLAN THE RESCUE? <ul><li>Pre-use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Type of system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability/need to raise/lower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anchorages identified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D-rings on harness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedure prepared </li></ul></ul>
  28. 46. HOW SHOULD I PLAN THE RESCUE? <ul><li>During use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedure reviewed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddy system </li></ul></ul>
  29. 47. HOW SHOULD I PLAN THE RESCUE? <ul><li>Post fall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact emergency services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State: “I require a rescue from heights at the lower roof of the main building. The worker is suspended above the ground 30 feet and is conscious.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First, do no harm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orthostatic intolerance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rescue worker and provide medical assistance </li></ul></ul>
  30. 48. WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE RESCUE? <ul><li>Incident investigation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorized person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competent person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualified person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program administrator </li></ul></ul>
  31. 49. AGENDA <ul><li>Regulatory requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Prompt rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing for a prompt rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Closing </li></ul>
  32. 50. LEARNING OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Discuss regulations and standards relevant in rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in analyzing a facility’s capabilities to perform “prompt” rescue </li></ul>
  33. 51. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US <ul><li>To learn more about fall protection from LJB Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ljbfallprotectionblog.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Podcasts – 60 Seconds for Safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ljbinc.com/safetybydesign </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk7F8UJxnLU </li></ul></ul>

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