Federal OSHA General Trigger - 6 feetResidential Roofers – 6 feetRod Busters – 6 feetIronworkers – 15 feetConnectors – 30 feet Cal/OSHA General Trigger – 7.5 feet Framers – 15 feet Commercial Roofer – 20 feet (measured from lowest edge) Residential Roofer (slope 3:12 to 7:12) – 15 feet >7:12 fall protection is mandatory regardless of height
Guardrails Hole Covers Safety Nets Restraint Systems Positioning Systems Fall Arrest Systems
Federal OSHA Top Rail 39-45 inches high Mid Rail – Between top and bottom (21 inches) Toe Board 3.5 inches high Posts – 8 feet apart Cal/OSHA Top Rail 42-45 inches high Mid Rail – Between top and bottom (21 inches) Toe Board 3.5 inches high Posts – 8 feet apart
Top Rail - 200 lbs. outward and downward force Mid Rail – 150 lbs. Toe-board – 50 lbs. Deflection - <3 inches
Flagged every 6 feet Deflect < 3 inches Proper U Bolt clips
Guardrails required at 6 feet (Federal OSHA) Guardrails required at 7.5 feet (Cal/OSHA)
Guardrails or covers Covers must Be secure Labeled Support twice the exposed weight
Fall protection required If used near leading edge Over the top of guardrails
3,000 lbs. anchor or 2 times intended load Limit fall to 2 feet May need fall arrest as well Typically rebar or carpenters
Anchorage – 4 times intended load Prevents fall POTENTIAL May use a belt
5,000 lbs. anchorage Full body harness Retractable lanyards Shock absorbing lanyards Double lanyards
3,600 lbs. gate strength Note: WAS 300 lbs. 5,000 lbs. hook strength and lanyard strength Limit free fall to 6 –feet or less Deceleration distance of 3.5 feet Limit arresting force to 1,800 lbs.
Attached directly to D-ring Limit free fall to 2 feet Be aware: Swing radius Pulling out more line than height Annual inspections
Inspect prior to use Properly store Keep clean Wear properly Keep away from: Heat, chemicals, harsh cleaners, what else? No knots!
Gate strength of 3,600 lbs. Double locking Rated for 5,000 lbs.
Designed, installed and used under supervision of Qualified person Safety factor of 2
Rope Grab Cable Grab Pipe Grab One employee per line 5,000 lbs. strength Align arrow up
As high as possible Support at least 5,000 lbs. for fall arrest How much for restraint?
Prior to each use Wear marks Tears Signs it stopped a fall
Cracks in rings, hooks Distortion of snap hooks or D-rings Shock absorbers in good condition
Check locking mechanism on retractable lanyard Check cable Ensure annual inspection is done