Keeping Your Crew Safe With OSHA Fall Protection

OSHA fall protection on job sites is an extremely important and intricate matter. It requires finesse when anchoring men to stop them from falling and harming themselves. Some basic approaches are necessary in maintaining safety at a job site as described in the video. We’ll discuss some tips to keep your crew safe.

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Anchors should be able to hold up to 5000 pounds according to OSHA. This ensures that the load being prevented from falling is held up strong. The idea is that the workers may exert extra force as they fall over. The anchor is nailed to a roof, for example, to prevent the load (worker) from falling any further. These lines, known as vertical lifelines, are connected to the anchor. They should boast a locking mechanism to ensure they don’t easily slide off the anchor.

According to OSHA, the ropes used in conjunction with the anchors and lifelines should have load limits. These are clearly printed on the ropes. These ropes should also be examined before use. Check for abrasions, chemical erosion, breakage, and fraying. Ropes with such issues are considered unsafe and an occupation hazard. Occupational safety is of the utmost importance to avoiding injuries or fatalities. According to OSHA, there are several ways to assure workers of this safety, including using the right equipment and proper inspection before work begins.


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