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Fall protection part 1 Checklist

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1. General

  • 1. Walking and working surfaces have the strength and structural integrity to support people safely.
  • 2. Employees are prohibited from working on walking and working surfaces that cannot support them safely.
  • 3. Fall protection systems are installed before employees begin work.

2. Unprotected sides and edges

  • 2.1 Guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems protect employees when they work on unprotected sides and edges of walking and working surfaces that are 6 feet or more above a lower level.
  • 2.2 Guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems protect employees during construction of leading edges 6 feet or more above lower levels.

3. Hoist Areas

  • 3.1 Guardrail systems or personal fall arrest systems protect employees in a hoist area from falling 6 feet or more to lower levels.
  • 3.2 A personal fall arrest system protect employees if guardrail systems are removed for hoisting operations, requiring employees to lean through the access opening or out over the edge of the access opening (e.g., to receive or guide equipment and materials).

4. Holes

  • 4.1 Personal fall arrest systems, covers, or guardrail systems erected around holes protect employees on walking and working surfaces more than 6 feet above lower levels from falling through holes (including skylights).
  • 4.2 Covers protect employees on a walking and working surface from tripping in or stepping into holes (including skylights).
  • 4.3 Covers protect employees on a walking and working surface from objects falling through holes (including skylights).

5. Formwork and Reinforcing Steel

  • 5.1 personal fall arrest systems, safety net systems, or positioning device systems protect employees on the face of formwork or reinforcing steel from falling 6 feet or more to lower levels.

6. Ramps, Runways, and Other Walkways

  • 6.1 Guardrail systems protect employees on ramps, runways, and other walkways from falling 6 feet or more to lower levels.

7. Excavations

  • 7.1 Guardrail systems, fences, or barricades protect employees from falling at the edge of an excavation 6 feet or more in depth when the excavation is blocked because of plant growth or other visual barrier.
  • 7.2 Guardrail systems, fences, barricades, or covers protect employees from falling at the edge of a well, pit, shaft, and similar excavation 6 feet or more in depth.

8. Dangerous Equipment

  • 8.1 Guardrail systems or equipment guards protect employees from falling from less than 6 feet onto dangerous equipment.
  • 8.2 Guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems, or safety net systems protect employees 6 feet or more above dangerous equipment from fall hazards.

9. Overhand Bricklaying and Related Work

  • 9.1 Guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems do protect employees from falling while they perform overhand bricklaying and related work 6 feet or more above lower levels? Or, are employees restricted to working in a controlled-access zone.
  • 9.2 A guardrail system, safety net system, or personal fall arrest system does protect employees reaching more than 10 inches below the level of the walking and working surface.

10. Roofing Work on Low-Slope Roofs

  • 10.1 One of the following systems does protect employees from falling while they work on low-slope roofs with unprotected sides and edges 6 feet or more above lower levels: (a) guardrail systems, (b) safety net systems, (c) personal fall arrest systems, (c) a combination warning line system and safety net system, (d) warning line system and personal fall arrest system, or (e) warning line system and safety monitoring system.

11. Steep Roofs

  • 11.1 Guardrail systems with toeboards, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems do protect employees from falls off a steep roof with unprotected sides and edges 6 feet or more above lower levels.

12. Precast Concrete Erection

  • 12.1 Guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems do protect employees 6 feet or more above lower levels when they are engaged in erecting precast concrete members and related operations.

13. Residential Construction

  • 13.1 Guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems do protect employees who are engaged in residential construction activities 6 feet or more above lower levels.

14. Wall Openings

  • 14.1 Employees are protected from falling by a guardrail system, a safety net system, or a personal fall arrest system if they are working on, at, above, or near wall openings (including those with chutes attached) where (a) the outside bottom edge of the wall opening is 6 feet or more above lower levels, and (b) the inside bottom edge of the wall opening is less than 39 inches above the walking and working surface.

15. Walking and Working Surfaces Not Otherwise Addressed

  • 15.1 A guardrail system, safety net system, or personal fall arrest system does protect employees on a walking or working surface 6 feet or more above lower levels that have not been addressed as part of this checklist.

16. Protection From Falling Objects

  • 16.1 When an employee is exposed to falling objects, they are required to wear a hard hat.
  • 16.2 When an employee is exposed to falling objects, the following measure is implemented: Erect toeboards, screens, or guardrail systems to prevent objects from falling from higher levels.
  • 16.3 When an employee is exposed to falling objects, the following measure is implemented: Erect a canopy structure and keep potential fall objects far enough away from the edge of the higher level so that those objects would not go over the edge if they were displaced.
  • 16.4 When an employee is exposed to falling objects, the following measure is implemented: Barricade the area to which objects could fall, prohibit employees and students from entering the barricaded area, and keep objects that may fall far enough away from the edge of a higher level so that those objects would not go over the edge if they were displaced.

17. Training

  • 17.1 A training program has been provided to everyone who might be exposed to fall hazards.
  • 17.2 The training program is conducted by a competent person.
  • 17.3 Individual certification records have been prepared that contain the name or other identity of the person trained, the date(s) of the training, and the signature of the employer or person who conducted the training.
  • 17.4 The latest training certification for all persons trained is available for inspection.
  • 17.5 Retraining is conducted if a person can no longer recognize the hazards of falling or follow the proper procedures.
  • 17.6 Retraining is conducted when changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete.
  • 17.7 Retraining is conducted when changes in the types of fall protection systems or equipment render previous training obsolete.
  • 17.8 Retraining is conducted if a person cannot use fall protection systems or equipment or has not retained the requisite understanding or skill.