Fall Protection

Fall Protection

Fall Protection Program

ETA’s Fall Protection Program manages the risk of falls while individuals are working at heights through planning, training, installation, use of fall protection and rescue systems, and implementation of fall protection and rescue procedures.

Work surfaces higher than 4 feet must be designed to eliminate the need for fall protection. Eliminating the need for fall protection may be accomplished through the application of engineering controls such as lowering the work surface or providing barriers, such as parapets, that prevent contact with the leading edge. Administrative controls such as changing a process, sequence, or procedure so that workers do not need to work at heights should also be considered.

When it is not feasible to modify existing work surfaces higher than 4 feet, workers must use fall-protection systems when working in any situation that presents an exposure to a fall hazard. Fall-protection work controls include guardrail systems, safety net systems, personal fall-arrest systems, and platform ladders. A Fall Protection Permit is required when using these types of systems. Contact the ETA Safety Manager, Ron Scholtz X8137, if you need a Fall Protection Permit. 

Further information regarding LBL's Fall Protection Program can be found at: LBL Fall Protection Information

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