ARE YOUR FALL PROTECTION MEASURES OSHA COMPLIANT?

Following the rules as stated by OSHA can be complex. Every part of working at height has their own decree. To make things easier for you we’ve put together a list of questions. You can fill these in and instantly get a response to see if your safety program can use improvement.

As employer, contractor or building owner you are responsible for providing a safe workplace. In the case of working at height this means you need to provide protection against any fall hazards.

For the sake of this quiz we only look at federal OSHA compliance with OSHA 1910 Subpart D – Walking-Working Surfaces. This is a general overview and no rights can be derived from filling in this list.

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12 QUESTIONS TO BE OSHA COMPLIANT

This test is relevant if:

  • you have worksites that are at least 4 feet (general industry) above a lower level with unprotected sides or edges.
  • you have worksites that are at least 6 feet (construction) above a lower level with unprotected sides or edges.
  • your workers have to work above dangerous machines or equipment.
1. Do you (or a third party) need to perform a risk analysis/fall hazard assessment on the jobsite (before starting work)?
2. Do you have fall protection measures installed?

3. Are your fall protection PPE ANSI/OSHA compliant?
4. If you have skylights/holes in the workplace did you take preventative measures to prevent falls, such as skylight protection guards?
5. Did you take measures to prevent dropped objects from falling of heights?
6. Do you re-evaluate your fall protection program if workplace conditions change?
7. Do you monitor if ___________
8. Do you, or your employees, perform pre-work risk assessments before accessing heights?
9. Do you provide fall protection training to all workers/employees who are exposed to fall hazards (before starting work)?
10. Is training given by a competent person, who can identify risks and take corrective measures to eliminate them?
11. Do you keep records of training and certificates?
12. OSHA requires a prompt rescue in the event of a fall. Do you have a rescue plan in place?

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