Fall prevention fact sheet
Corporate Authors:National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ; National Occupational Research Agenda ; United States, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Health And Hygiene
Prevention & Control
Accidental Falls/Prevention & Control
Accidents, Occupational/Prevention & Control
Construction Workers/Health And Hygiene
Work Environment/Safety Measures
Series:DHHS publication ; no. (NIOSH) 2012-142
Description:"Falls from ladders can be prevented: 1. Choose the right ladder for the job; 2. Maintain three points of contact; 3. Secure the ladder; 4. Always face the ladder. 5. Don't over-reach; 6. Don't stand on top or on the top step of a stepladder; 7. Don't place the ladder on unlevel footing. Falls from scaffolds can be prevented: 1. Use fully planked scaffolds; 2. Ensure proper access to scaffold; 3. Plumb and level; 4. Complete ALL guardrails; 5. Ensure stable footing; 6. Inspect before use (by competent person); 7. Don't use a ladder on top of a scaffold; 8. Don't stand on guardrails; 9. Don't climb cross-braces. Falls from roofs can be prevented: 1. Wear a harness and always stay connected; 2. Make sure your harness fits; 3. Use guardrails or lifelines; 4. Inspect all fall protection equipment before use; 5. Guard or cover all holes, openings, and skylights; 6. Don't disconnect from the lifeline; 7. Don't work around unprotected openings or skylights; 8. Don't use defective equipment. Plan ahead to get the job done safely. Provide the right equipment. Train everyone to use the equipment safely." - NIOSHTIC-2
"4/26/12" - date from document properties
"OSHA 3533-04 2012."
"PLAN ahead to get the job done safely. PROVIDE the right equipment. TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely."
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