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Fall Protection Standard 29 CFR Part 1910.21-24 © 2006, 2010 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.

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1 Fall Protection Standard 29 CFR Part © 2006, 2010 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.

2 Danger of Falls Nearly 25 percent of all seriously disabling work injuries 300,000 disabling injuries each year in the United States Second only to motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death Expensive, disruptive, painful and sometimes tragic – whether on or off the job

3 Todays Agenda Types of falls Preventing slips Preventing trips Falls from ladders In todays session, well be discussing: Falls from equipment Falls from loading docks Falls on stairs Safety footwear

4 Types of Falls Same-Level Falls High frequency, low severity Slips or trips on walking/working surface Elevated Falls Low frequency, high severity >60 percent are less than 10 feet

5 Slips Usually caused by a slippery surface Two types of slips – Front foot heel slips, person falls backward – Rear foot slips backward, person falls forward Prevention through dry walking and working surfaces – Non-skid strips or floor coatings Prevention through slip-resistant footwear – Cleated, soft rubber soles

6 Trips, Step and Fall Trips occur when front foot strikes an object, stopping it. Causes of trips: – As little as 3/8 rise in a walkway – Difference in height of stairs – Objects in walkways Step and fall occurs when front foot lands on a surface lower than expected Fall results from a step forward or down, when inside or outside of foot lands on an object higher than the other side.

7 Causes of Injury Inadequate housekeeping Inadequate lighting Carrying objects that obstruct vision Walking too fast or running Distractions, not watching, sunglasses, failure to use handrails Slips Step and fall Trips

8 Falls from Ladders Use only ANSI-approved ladders – Never use metal ladders where they could come into contact with electricity Top three rungs/top two steps should never be used for standing For each 4 of rise, the base should be 1 out Ladder must be absolutely stable Ladder must be thoroughly inspected before use Use heeled shoes – rung goes just in front of heel Face ladder while climbing, belt buckle between rails

9 Falls from Equipment Extra riders falling from tractors, equipment or the bed of a truck can lead to death or serious injury Safest way is no riders If the operation requires riders, they must have seats or protected work areas Many injuries occur due to slippery metal steps – keep them dry Grip tightly with both hands before stepping up

10 Falls from Loading Docks Metal dock plates can be slippery, edges of plates can cause trips Proper housekeeping, following traffic patterns, use of abrasive, skid-resistant surface

11 Falls on Stairs Have one hand free at all times to hold on to handrail Keep steps free of grease and oil Avoid carrying bulky or heavy objects that obscure your vision or require both hands

12 Additional Fall Prevention Use fall protection devices when working at high elevation: ladders, platforms, catwalks Protection system could be: a protective cage, lifeline, lanyard or safety belt/harness Change warning signs often and remove when no longer applicable more effective

13 Safety Footwear Shoes and boots provide three types of protection: Slip-resistant soles and heels Crush-resisting toe Ankle support Always use ANSI-approved work shoes Softer soles are for slippery indoor conditions In wet environments or around chemicals, oils, greases or pesticides, wear PVC boots

14 What should I remember? Regularly inspect working and walking areas to identify slip, trip and fall hazards Prioritize housekeeping and clean up spills immediately Be sure you always have good light and nothing is blocking your view of your path Follow all precautions when using equipment If you see a hazard, correct it if possible or inform a supervisor immediately Always wear proper PPE, especially proper footwear Report any injuries immediately so The Lilly Company can prevent future incidents

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