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Fall Protection Equipment is
designed to provide worker safety while working in areas where the
possibility of a fall exists.
Each year over 100,000 injuries and deaths are
attributed to work related falls and are responsible for one of the
highest causes or death in the workplace. Fall protection violations are
also one of the most frequently cited OSHA penalties.
With regards to confined space entry,
rescue/retrieval equipment is used to provide compliance. These devices
can provide fall protection and rescue/retrieval capabilities so a
worker can be removed without requiring another worker to enter the
Proper compliance is dependent on having a fall
protection program in place and selection of the right equipment.
is the first component of personal protective gear. Full body harnesses
are used for this and are available in a variety of styles a
configurations. The most common being the single back “D” ring
Connecting Devices are the second system
component. This devise is most commonly a lanyard or a retractable
lifeline. They can significantly reduce the forces generated in a fall,
and/or the possibility of injury.
Anchoring Devices are the third system
component. This device must be capable of supporting 5,000 lbs. per
worker by current standards. Tripods or davit arms are most popular for
confined space entry while cross arm straps or beam trolleys are used
commonly in other areas.
Individually none of these components will provide
protection from a fall.
Used together, they can provide a total
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