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At what height is a fall protection required?

OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry and eight feet in longshoring operations.

What are the different fall protection systems?

All active fall protection for the construction industry falls into four basic categories: fall arrest, positioning, suspension, and retrieval. OSHA provides standards for each category of fall protection.

What is the most common type of fall protection?

On many sites, guardrails are the most common and convenient means of fall protection. Where guardrails cannot be used, workers must use another means of fall protection to prevent a fall. Two basic types of fall protection are travel restraint and fall arrest. Both involve wearing a full-body harness.

What are three defects you look for when inspecting your fall protection equipment?

OSHA Inspection Standards

  • Any significant defect (tears, cuts, abrasions, mold, undue stretching)
  • Alterations or additions which might affect its efficiency.
  • Damage due to deterioration.
  • Contact with fire, acids, or other corrosives.
  • Distorted hooks or faulty hook springs.
  • Tongues unfitted to the shoulder of buckles.

Should you use a harness or collar?

Harnesses tend to be more secure: Harnesses are generally better at preventing accidents because they fasten more securely around your dog’s body. While dogs can easily slip out of their collars and potentially run into traffic or another person’s yard, harnesses offer much more security and safety, says Fox.

What is the difference between fall protection and fall prevention?

Fall prevention is anything that eliminates a hazard altogether. Active fall protection is anything that requires active participation from the worker, i.e. using a fall restraint or fall arrest system. …

What kind of fall protection do I Need?

Safeguard your facility with horizontal and vertical lifeline systems. In areas with minimal fall clearance, rigid rail systems are the solution. Partner with the leader in suspended access solutions for window applications.

Why do you need diversified fall protection system?

Diversified Fall Protection has served clients spanning a wide range of industries since 1994. Our holistic, managed approach to safety ensures full compliance with all OSHA fall protection regulations and safeguards the well-being of your employees. Why Diversified Fall Protection?

Is the fall protection EZ series OSHA compliant?

The EZ Series complies with OSHA’s revised 1910.23 regulations and carries a limited lifetime warranty. Since our founding in 1994, Diversified Fall Protection continues to elevate safety standards with the addition of complementary companies to our brand.