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Fall Protection

Contributor: Safesite • Jurisdiction: OSHA

construction

42% of construction workplace injuries involve falls from heights. Employers must assess the workplace to determine if walking or working surfaces have the necessary strength and structural integrity to safely support the workers. This OSHA inspection covers general fall risk exposures. This is ideal for foreman and subcontractors on projects that expose workers to elevated working environments.

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Fall Protection

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GeneralSection 1 of 3 with 5 Questions

1. Is there a written Fall Protection Program based on analysis of the company's usual work tasks and hazards?

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2. Is Fall Protection equipment selected based on a hazard analysis of the planned work, known hazards and specific work location?

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3. Are fall protection systems inspected in accordance with the requirements outlined in the Fall Protection Program?

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4. Is fall protection equipment stored and maintained in accordance with the requirements outlined in the Fall Protection Program?

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5. Are aerial lifts inspected prior to use and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations for safe use of the equipment?

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LaddersSection 2 of 3 with 6 Questions

1. Are Contractors and maintenance personnel using portable ladders in accordance with site portable ladder requirements?

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2. Are ladders maintained in good usable condition at all times?

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3. Are ladders inspected frequently and are those ladders that have developed defects withdrawn from service for repair or destruction and tagged or marked as "Dangerous, Do Not Use?"

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4. Are ladders properly stored when not in use?

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5. Are employees using the ladders maintaining 3-points of contact/control while climbing the ladder?

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6. Are workers at the edge of a well, pit, shaft, and similar excavation 6 feet deep or more, protected from falling by guardrail systems, fences, or barricades, personal fall protection equipment or covers?

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ScaffoldingSection 3 of 3 with 7 Questions

1. Are scaffolds used at the work site designed and erected by a competent person?

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2. Are scaffolds used at the work site inspected and tagged after erection, and at least every 7 days thereafter by a competent person?

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3. Are scaffolds erected on level footings capable of supporting the intended loaded; and legs, poles, frames, and uprights bear on baseplates and mud sills?

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4. Are midrails installed approximately halfway between the toprail and the platform surface when using guardrails?

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5. Are supported scaffold platforms fully planked and decked with scaffold-grade material?

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6. Has each employee who works on a scaffold been trained by a competent person on hazards and procedures used to control hazards?

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