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OSHA Final Rule on Fall Protection Systems

Friday, January 20, 2017
OSHA Final Rule on Fall Protection Systems

 

Daniel M Bruun
Daniel M Bruun, CIH
Vice President
Construction Safety, Asbestos Lead Management

Greetings!

The leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths are falls - from heights and the same level. OSHA has issued a final rule onWalking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systemsto better protect workers in general industry from these hazards by updating and clarifying standards and adding training and inspection requirements. Our certified staff at 1Source provides consulting and training that can help you and your staff understand and follow this new ruling.

Check out the resources below about OSHA's Final Rule. If there is anything else that I can assist with, please feel free to email me.

Sincerely,
Daniel Bruun, CIH, Vice President

Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards

Respiratory Protection

Falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA has issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to better protect workers in general industry from these hazards by updating and clarifying standards and adding training and inspection requirements.

More about Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards

How Can 1Source Help

Training Program Services

Over 15% of all accidental deaths in industry are caused by slips, trips and falls. To reduce the number of deaths and injuries, the final rule for fall protection contains several changes to existing standards and also includes a new standard for personal fall protection systems in general and construction industry.

1Source can assist you with:

  • Identifying the specific sections of the standards applicable to your employees
  • Inspection of walking and working surfaces to identify slip, trip and fall hazards
  • Inspection of the workplace to identify floor holes, open floor edges, elevated work platforms, roof work areas and other areas where fall protection is needed
  • Inspection of guard rails and other protective systems
  • Training of personnel who are using personal fall arrest systems
  • Inspecting fixed ladders and recommending personal fall arrest systems or ladder safety systems as necessary.

Please contact Dan Bruun, CIH to discuss your fall protection needs and how 1Source can assist.

Accidental Falls and How They Occur

Workplace Respiratory Protection Enforcement

Employees in the construction industry have a high risk of falls because they are exposed to many hazards during building construction. The hazards are compounded when there are many contractors working on a project. One contractor may create a hazard and employees of other contractors on the site may also be exposed to that hazard.

More about Accidental Falls



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