Fall Protection

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1. A guardrail system, safety net system or personal fall arrest system must be used to protect employees on walking/working surfaces (vertical or horizontal) with an unprotected side or edge with a fall hazard of 6 feet or more.

2. Employees who are on walking/working surfaces but are not engaged in the leading edge work must be protected by a guardrail system, safety net system, or personal fall arrest system.

3. Employees who must reach more than 10 inches below the level they are on must be protected by using a guardrail system, safety net system, or personal fall arrest system.

4. Safety nets must be inspected annually for damage, wear and deterioration and inspected after an occurrence which could affect integrity.

5. Materials, scrap pieces, equipment, and tools that have fallen into the net must be removed at the end of the day.

6. Dee-rings and snaphooks must have a minimum tensile strength of _______ pounds.

7. Lanyards and lifelines must have a minimum breaking strength of ________ pounds.

8. Self-retracting lifelines (which limit free fall distance to 2 feet or less) must be able to withstand minimum tensile load of ________ pounds applied when it is fully extended.

9. Ropes and straps (webbing) used in lanyards, lifelines, and strength components of body belts and body harnesses must be made from natural fibers.

10. The attachment point of the body harness shall be at the center of the wearer’s back at shoulder level or above the head.