Fall Protection

fall protection

Rules and guidelines for general industry fall protection, marine industry fall protection, and construction industry fall protection are established by OSHA.  For General Industry, fall protection requirements are described in 29 CFR Part 1910, for Shipyard Employment in 29 CFR Part 1915 and for Longshoring they are in 29 CFR Part 1918. The Construction Industry fall protection standards are in 29 CFR 1926.   In general, fall protection is required when a worker is more than four (4) feet above a floor for general industrial work, more than five (5) feet above a floor for maritime work, and more than six (6) feet above a floor for construction work.

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