This section provides the requirements for personal fall hazard management when personnel are working at elevated conditions or exposed to a potential fall. This includes fall potentials created by excavations. Working is defined as all activities, including traversing, climbing, descending, and performing tasks.

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Fall Hazard Management

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Date: 9/27/2022
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1.0 PURPOSE

This purpose of this procedure is to provide the requirements for personal fall hazard management when _____ employees are working at elevated conditions or exposed to a potential fall. This includes fall potentials created by excavations. Working is defined as all activities, including traversing, climbing, descending, and performing tasks.

This procedure is intended to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations 29 CFR 1910 -.28 Duty To Have Fall Protection and Falling Object Protection; 29 CFR 1910.29 – Fall Protection Systems and Falling Object Protection Criteria and Practices; and 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M – Fall Protection.

2.0 SCOPE

This procedure applies to all _____ employees and any contractors working at any _____ facility or any _____ employee working at a client location.

3.0 DEFINITIONS AND ACRONYMS

Anchor Point – A secured point of attachment for lifelines, lanyards, or deceleration equipment used in conjunction with personal fall protection equipment.

Body Belt – A strap with means both for securing it about the waist and attaching it to a lanyard, lifeline, or deceleration device. (Use in personal fall arrest system is prohibited).

Body Harness – A set of straps secured about the body in a manner that will distribute the force of the fall over the thighs, waist, chest, and shoulders.

Competent Person for Fall Protection – A person, through training or experience, who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in any personal fall protection system or any component of it, as well as in their application and uses with related equipment, and who has authorization to take prompt, corrective action to eliminate the identified hazards.

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