Moxie’s Fall Protection: Working at Heights Safe Work Practices Training
Whether you are working at a construction site, on a drilling rig, a cell tower, in a shipyard, a factory, or a warehouse, many work tasks require working at heights. While work at heights is often necessary, it can be especially hazardous.
Thousands of workers around the world suffer serious or fatal injuries while working at heights. And many of these preventable accidents happen during routine tasks, like coming down the stairs or working from a ladder.
With this in mind, Fall Protection – Working at Heights, equips your workers with the proper training to stay safe on the job. This online training program provides the latest OSHA Fall Protection guidance and best practices for workers in maritime, construction, and general industry.
Preventing Incidents: Preemptive Safety Steps
Preventing incidents requires that you take preemptive safety steps to reduce the risk of an accident or injury. Before the job gets underway, all affected employees must be provided appropriate instructions, training, and supervision.
Every job should begin by recognizing potential hazards and performing a risk assessment. A job safety analysis will identify potential hazards and to determine how to perform the task in the safest manner possible by working to eliminate, mitigate, or control all identified hazards.
Additionally, facility infrastructure and equipment should be in good condition, suitable for the task, and thoroughly inspected before use.
Preventing Incidents: Safe Work Practices
When working in guard-railed locations, make sure to properly secure any chains or gates. Openings or removed grating and plates should be barricaded if personnel scan’t be stationed at the opening to warn of the hazard.
Workers should use fall arrest systems when other methods of fall protection, like guardrails, are not available or possible. However, personnel must receive the proper training on the inspection, maintenance, and operation of such equipment before using it.
Workers should consider additional safety measures when performing elevated tasks. Be aware of any overhead electrical wires and take the necessary precautions to avoid contact. Be attentive to the task at hand and to stay in continual communication with the lift operator. And be aware of the potential hazard of a dropped object incident.
Phones, notepads, pens, and small tools should not be kept in loose pockets where they could easily fall out. Utilize lanyards or pockets that can be zipped or buttoned to safeguard these items. And keep larger tools and supplies in tool bags or tool belts.
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