FALL ARREST REMINDER in the patch by TPenney


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  “5” Steps to Zero Incidents

First: You must be trained
Two: Know the Mandatory Fall Hazard
Three: Know how to Calculate the Fall Swing
Four: You must Inspect Daily your Equipment
Five: If in doubt throw out defective equipment
Your Excuse is Invalid
     In the United States
As a general rule, any time a worker
is at a height greater than 4 feet (1.2
m), a fall hazard exists according to
OSHA. Where a fall hazard exists,
there are two
acceptable options:
(1) eliminate the hazard, or
(2) provide protection against it.
Ideally, it is best to totally eliminate
the hazard. Since that is often not
possible, however, other measures
such as the wearing of personal
protection equipment (PPE) are
            In Canada

If a worker could fall less than 3
metres and there is an unusual
possibility of injury. An unusual
possibility of injury refers to the
potential for a worker to sustain
injuries more serious than those
likely to result from landing on a
solid, flat surface.
 Are you wearing a silent
On any given day, a visit to any job
site in the country will unveil fall
protection equipment being used
that is potentially dangerous
because of wear, neglect, misuse or
age/exposure. These are issues that
the fall protection community has
overlooked, while touting the many
standards and regulations to which
their products are tested and
deemed safe.
        3 main components
A Personal Fall Arrest System
is comprised of three (3) key
components – anchorage
connector; body wear; and
connecting device. While a lot
of focus has been given to
anchorage connectors and
body wear (full-body
harnesses), when discussing
fall protection, the
connecting device (a shock-
absorbing lanyard or self-
retracting lifeline) between
these two
components actually bears
the greatest fall forces during
a fall.
 Three Questions in your
  head before you go up
• Recognize fall hazards
• Evaluate the risk posed
  by each hazard
• Control the hazard
  through preventive or
  protective measures
Don’t Fail to Fall
Inspect Check and Sign Off
•   Tie-off Point
•   Lifeline
•   Rope Grab
•   Shock-Absorbing Lanyard
•   Cross-Arm Strap
•   Retractable Lifeline
•   Full-Body Harness
•   Restraining Belt
•   Restraining Lanyard
•   Carabiner
Always consider your
Position and Restraint
Wear it Right your life
   depends on it
Wear that Harness
Check Harder
Check Harder
Check Harder
Put it on by the numbers
Put it on right
Put it on by the numbers
Fall Rate Formulas
Fall Rate Formulas
Couple Up
Use the Site Assessment
with your Fall Protection

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