Fall Hazard Recognition
A fall hazard exists whenever there is an unguarded working surface more than four feet above the next lower level (regardless of whether the work being conducted falls under general industry or construction) at Virginia Tech. Including work conducted from ladders, roofs, scaffolds, aerial lifts, work above dangerous gear or areas that might be dangerous if dropped into, such as for example pickling or galvanizing tanks, degreasing devices, unguarded equipment or electric gear, a human anatomy of water, or other comparable circumstances.
Note: Access on numerous roofs is fixed because of respiratory that is potential. To learn more, head to Roof Access.
Generally speaking, a permanent method of protection, such as for instance a guardrail system, is set up to offer access that is safe workers whom must work above or in the vicinity of these dangers; but, where appropriate autumn security will not occur, or where workers may prefer to bypass the installed system, other way of security needs to be implemented. Continue reading Fall Hazard Recognition Fall Protection Alternatives Fall Clearance Calculation Minimizing Fall Forces