Fall Protection Floor Holes What is a hole? Means a gap or void 2” or more in its least dimension which a person or object could fall through.
Fall Protection Floor Hole Cover Requirements –Secured –Signage –Safety factor of x2 for personnel –Safety factor of x2 for equipment –Holes for passage - guardrail offset
Fall Protection Fall Arrest January 1, 1998 Body Belts Non Locking Snap Hooks
Fall Protection What can a body belt be used for? Restraint ONLY.
Fall Protection Fall Arrest Shock Loads Web Lanyard 4353 # Rope 2542 # Shock Absorbing Soft Stop 786 #
Fall Protection Fall Protection Anchorage Points 5000 # for 6’ Fall Arrest 3000 # for Position Device or Recoil Device When a qualified person determines that a shock load of safety factor x2, you can follow appendix (C).
Fall Protection Safe Use of Lanyards Inspected daily by user and qualified person as well as anchorage points and harness: –Cuts, abrasions,deteriorations, burns –Means of rigging –Entanglement hazard –Roll out –Tie into self –Compatible hardware
Fall Protection Snap Hook –Unless the snap hook is a locking type and designed for the following connections, snap hooks shall not be engaged: directly to webbing, rope or wire rope; to each other; to a dee-ring to which another snap hook or other connector is attached;
Fall Protection Snap Hook to a horizontal lifeline; or to any object which is incompatibly shaped or dimensioned in relation to the snap hook such that unintentional disengagement could occur by the connected object being able to depress the snap hook keeper and release itself.
Fall Protection Deceleration Device 1 - per arrest system 3 1/2 deceleration distances
Fall Protection Shock Loading Qualified person after each in service load Recoil device - MFG guidelines
Fall Protection Static Lines - Safety Factor 2 (right angle in service loading follow Appendix C, paragraph (H)(6) 30 degrees) Horizontal - Vertical 5000 # x total persons on
Fall Protection Rescue Plan –In writing –On site –Documented training done
Fall Protection 1926.502 Fall protection systems and practices (k) Fall protection plans Only available for leading edge work, precast concrete erection, or residential construction work.
Fall protection systems & practices Demonstrated unfeasibility or greater hazard Prepared/implemented by qualified person for each site Maintained up to date Can only be changed by qualified person
Fall protection systems and practices Must be at a site Document why plan is needed Include a written discussion of other measures to reduce or eliminate hazards Identify each location where plan is needed
Residential Where material and methods are essentially the same as residential construction. 6/12 slide guards along the entire eave.
Fall protection systems and practices Residential 6/12 up to 8 /12 requires eave slide guards and additional slide guards directly below the worker 8 feet. Greater than 8/12 or more than 4/12 and in excess of 25 feet conventional fall protection will be provided.
Fall protection systems and practices Scaffolds September 2, 1998 The employer shall ensure that a competent person will determine the feasibility of fall protection for persons engaged in the erecting and the dismantling of supported scaffolds.
Fall protection systems and practices Booms and Scissors 29 CFR 1926.453 (G) Scissor lifts straight up and down with railing are not required to have fall protection unless you are off of the working deck. Booms, as soon as you step into the bucket, you are required to be tied off. Current ANSI requirements.
Fall protection systems and practices Steel Erection, sub-part M does not apply to steel erection with the exception of arrest systems.
New Steel Erection Standard What is steel erection?
New Steel Erection Standard Steel erection activities include hoisting, laying out, placing, connecting, welding, burning, guying, bracing, bolting, plumbing, and rigging structural steel, steel joists and metal buildings; installing metal decking, curtain walls, window walls, siding systems, miscellaneous metals, ornamental iron and similar materials; and moving point-to-point while performing these activities.
New Steel Erection Standard This is a controlling employer standard.
New Steel Erection Standard Approval to begin steel erection. Before authorizing the commencement of steel erection, the controlling contractor shall ensure that the steel erector is provided with the following written notifications:
New Steel Erection Standard The concrete in the footings, piers and walls and the mortar in the masonry piers and walls has attained, on the basis of an appropriate ASTM standard test method of field-cured samples, either 75% of the intended minimum compressive design strength or sufficient strength to support the loads imposed during steel erection.
New Steel Erection Standard Any repairs, replacements and modifications to the anchor bolts were conducted in accordance with Sec. 1926.755(b).
New Steel Erection Standard Commencement of steel erection. A steel erection contractor shall not erect steel unless it has received written notification that the concrete in the footings, piers and walls or the mortar in the masonry piers and walls has attained, on the basis of an appropriate ASTM standard test method of field-cured samples, either 75% of the intended minimum compressive design strength or sufficient strength to support the loads imposed during steel erection.
New Steel Erection Standard Site Layout. The controlling contractor shall ensure that the following is provided and maintained: Adequate Access roads into and through the site for the safe delivery and movement of derricks, cranes, trucks, other necessary equipment. A firm, properly graded, drained area, readily accessible to the work with adequate space for the safe storage of materials and the safe operation of the erector’s equipment.
Pre-planning of overhead hoisting operations. Site-specific erection plan. Protection from materials being hoisted
Custody of fall protection. Fall Protection provided by the steel erector shall remain in the area where steel erection activity has been completed, to be used by other trades, only if the controlling contractor or its authorized representative:
Has directed the steel erector to leave the fall protection in place; and Has inspected and accepted control and responsibility of the fall protection prior to authorizing persons other than steel erectors to work in the area.
OSHA Act 5(a)(1) Duty of Employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause, death or serious physical harm to his employees.
5(a)(2) Shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this act. Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct.
Each employee engaged in a steel erection activity who is on a walking/working surface with an unprotected side or edge more than 15 feet (4.6m) above a lower level shall be protected from fall hazards by guardrail systems, safety net systems, personal fall arrest systems, positioning device systems or fall restraint.
Perimeter safety cables. On multi-story structures, perimeter safety cables shall be installed at the final interior and exterior perimeters of the floors as soon as the metal decking has been installed.
Connectors Be protected from fall hazards of more than two stories or 30 (9.1m)
Be provided, at heights over 15 and up to 30 feet above a lower level, with a personal fall arrest system, positioning device system or fall restraint system.
A controlled decking zone may be 15 and up to 30 feet above a lower level where metal decking is initially being installed.