Choosing the right fall protection isn’t a simple task. It takes research, knowledge and a complete understanding of regulations and safety hazards. And with complicated safety concerns such as fall protection, you can use all the help you can get. So, we’ve compiled a list of informative resources that you can use to stay up to date on industry standards and ensure the highest level of worker safety.
Have you read the Final Rule to Update General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces?
Are you ready for the implications it will have on fall protection standards? The recent changes in walking-working surfaces are positioned to better improve worker safety by allowing employers to choose the method of fall protection that works best for each application.
Check out some of these handy resources to learn more:
EHS Today: This helpful article breaks down OSHA's new training requirements and what the new fall protection rule means for general industry.
EHS Today: Check out this helpful infographic for further information on how the General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection standards can help save workers' lives and reduce injuries. The article also includes an important implementation timeline for employers.
OSHA: The Final Rule affects workers across many industries, learn the many benefits to employers and review the important timeline in this short synopsis provided by OSHA.
Safety + Health: Here's quick run-down on what the Final Rule will now allow employers to implement when it comes to fall protection systems and worker safety.
Are you using the right fall protection on sharp or leading edges?
Leading edge applications require specific fall protection equipment that protects worker in the event of a fall. Not long ago, ANSI Z359.14 was released and divided self-retracting devices into two classes and established very clear guidelines on performance, design, testing, markings, inspections and usage.
Check out these helpful resources to learn more:
EHS Today: Need information about leading edge applications? Check out this article for key definitions, as well as the unique risks of leading and sharp edge applications.
OSHA: For a quick review of 29 CFR 1926.501, click the link below. Review the standard often to keep workers safe. Remember, it's the employer's duty to provide the right fall protection systems and properly train workers on how to use them!
Safety + Health: Do you know the fall clearance requirements for leading edge work? For a quick reference on how requirements change depending on tie-off points, take a peek at this article.
Falls cause Almost 40% of deaths in the construction industry!
Every year, companies are cited for violations in fall protection programs! From regulations and standards to special applications and training, having the right information and up to date knowledge will ensure your workers stay safe and your company stays in compliance.
For more information on choosing the right fall protection systems, check out this helpful video on increasing site safety.