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Fall Protection Best Practices, a summary.

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Doug Myette, P.Eng.

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Fall Protection Best Practices, a summary.

Fall Protection Best Practices

I have been asked many times for a summary of fall protection best practices, but as the approach for fall protection solutions are as broad and complicated as fall protection can be itself, I have decided to put together a summary of basic approaches that can be followed to put those who are not thoroughly familiar with fall protection on the correct path.

Do not use this summary as a substitute for the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation concerning fall protection, or for fall protection equipment manufacturer’s instructions specific to the equipment you are using. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation for the particular jurisdiction you are working in, must be adhered to.

Workers must be adequately trained in the safe use and limitations of personal fall protection equipment, including safety belts, full-body harnesses, lanyards, lifelines, energy absorbers, fall arrest forces and clearance requirements.

 

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Jamie Young's picture
Jamie Young

Doug's got a great list here. Helpful to anyone dealing with potential falls. Also check out Doug's upcoming webinar on Fall Safety. Members can register here: http://bit.ly/1UFbyV3

June 28, 2016 @ 08:41 PM EDT