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Document ID (ISN)108436
CIS number 08-945
ISSN - Serial title 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Damro N.
Title How to create an ANSI Z359.2-compliant fall protection plan
Bibliographic information Apr. 2008, p.33, 39-40. Illus.
Abstract All enterprises with personnel who work at heights must have a written fall protection plan to be in compliance with the new ANSI Z359.2 standard "Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program". A well- written and implemented plan not only reduces worker risk and saves lives, it stands as evidence that an employer is making every effort to comply with regulations. It can help prevent the economic consequences of an incident, including fines, liability and increased insurance costs. This article describes a seven-step fall protection plan development guide to assist companies in creating a comprehensive plan. The steps are as follows: develop a policy and define the scope of the programme; identify fall hazards through a well developed hazard analysis of the work area; determine appropriate methods of protection; conduct training to ensure effective employee understanding of fall hazards and precautions; perform inspection and maintenance of fall arrest equipment; administer and audit the programme for compliance and continuous improvement; develop a specific fall protection work plan for each construction or work site.
Descriptors (primary) USA; construction sites; falls from heights; safe working methods; construction industry
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; plant health organization; maintenance; hazard evaluation; safety training in industry; inspection; comment on standard; fall arresters; hazard identification
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Falls from heights