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FALL PROTECTION - IT'S A SNAP!

EMPLOYER KIT February 3, 2003

The U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region VII Falls and Overhead Power Lines (OHPL) Task Force developed the "Fall Protection - It's a Snap!" program to have an impact on falls in the construction industry. Falls are the leading cause of fatalities and catastrophes investigated by OSHA in Region VII. August and October 2000 were identified as "Falls and Overhead Power Lines Safety Months" in Region VII. Inspection activity in the construction industry was focused during these months with our efforts concentrated on removing fall hazards.

The Task Force developed several publications which can be used as aids to follow OSHA's standards for fall protection in the construction industry. These publications are available from your Region VII Area Office.

As part of this initiative, the "Employer Information Kit" was developed to raise awareness of fall hazards in the construction industry and to comply with OSHA fall protection standards. The contents of the "Employer Information Kit" have been posted on the Internet to allow greater access to the employers and employees in the Region VII construction industry.

This kit provides information on how much accidents may cost your company; statistics and summaries of construction fall fatalities and catastrophes which have occurred in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska; information on how to get OSHA assistance; summaries of OSHA construction regulations related to fall hazards; NIOSH Alert on dangers of working from scaffolds; personal fall protection information; a chart of OSHA standards most frequently cited in the construction industry as a result of employees exposed to fall hazards; fall protection posters; Fall Protection - It's a Snap! Employee Pocket Guides (English and Spanish); Region VII newsletters on this initiative; and Disaster Facts Accident Reports related to falls.

  1. Dear Employer Letter, March 8, 2002
  2. Safety Pays
  3. How to Develop and Implement an Effective Comprehensive Safety and Health Program
  4. Bar Charts: Fatal/Catastrophic Incidents, Comparison by SIC Code, FY 95 - FY 99; Fatal/Catastrophic Incidents, Comparison by Type of Accident, Division C - Construction (FY 95-99) - [PDF 43k]*
  5. Construction Falls by SICs, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, October 1, 1994 - December 31, 1999)
  6. OSHA Region VII Falls in Construction, Information Sheet - [PDF 14k]*
  7. Fall Protection Poster -- 206 Reasons for Fall Protection - [PDF 144k]*
  8. Fall Protection Requirements for Construction - [PDF 25k]*
  9. Fall Protection It's a Snap! Employee Pocket Guide, English Version, Contains cut-marks for printing to make a pocket-size booklet measuring 3½" wide by 7" length; to be bound at top - [PDF 309k]*
  10. Como Prevenir Las Caidas (How to Prevent Falls) Es Facil (It's Easy) Employee Pocket Guide, Spanish Version, Contains cut-marks for printing to make a pocket-size booklet measuring 3½" wide by 7" length; to be bound at top - [PDF 345k]*
  11. A Training Guide for Avoiding Fall Hazards in the Construction Industry -- Region VII Falls Task Force, 2002 (revised) - [PDF 1.76mb]
  12. Fall Protection in Construction, OSHA 3146, 1998 (revised) - [PDF 178k]
  13. 1926 Subpart M Overview, Fall Protection
  14. Fall Protection Information
  15. Fact Sheet, Revised Steel Erection Standard - This link has been removed as it is no longer current.
  16. A Guide to Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry, OSHA 3150 (revised) 2001 - [PDF 738k]*
  17. NIOSH Update, NIOSH Issues Nationwide Alert on Dangers of Working from Scaffolds, January 4, 1993
  18. NIOSH Alert, Worker Injuries and Deaths Caused by Falls from Suspension Scaffolds, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 92-108, August 1992
  19. Preventing Injuries and Deaths from Falls During Construction and Maintenance of Telecommunication Towers, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-156, July 2001
  20. NIOSH Alert, Preventing Worker Deaths and Injuries from Falls Through Skylights and Roof Openings, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 90-100, December 1989
  21. Stairways and Ladders, OSHA 3124, 1997 (revised)
  22. Steel Erection, 1926.750 - .752
  23. Frequently Violated OSHA Standards Related to Fall Hazards in the Construction Industry, October 1997 - January 2000, (Sequential Order by Standard)
  24. Fall Protection It's a Snap!, Vol. 1, Issue 1 - [PDF 13k]*
  25. Fall Protection It's a Snap!, Vol. 1, Issue 2 - [PDF 13k]*
  26. Fall Protection It's a Snap!, Electrocutions Don't Get Zapped!, Vol. 1, Issue 3 - [PDF 17k]*
  27. Fall Protection It's a Snap!, Electrocutions Don't Get Zapped!, Vol. 1, Issue 4 - [PDF 19k]*
  28. Fall Protection It's a Snap!, Electrocutions Don't Get Zapped!, Vol. 1, Issue 5 - [PDF 20k]*
  29. Fall Protection It's a Snap!, Electrocutions Don't Get Zapped!, Vol. 1, Issue 6 - [PDF 23k]*
  30. Fall Protection It's a Snap!, Electrocutions Don't Get Zapped!, Vol. 5, Issue 1 - [PDF 304k]*
  31. Disaster From Falls/Disaster Facts Accident Reports, 1-14, 16-17, 19-25, 27-28, 30-31, 33-34, 36-44, 46-55, 57, 60-61, 63-69, 72-74

    Disasters From Falls #1 - [PDF 61k]*

    Disasters From Falls #2 - [PDF 68k]*

    Disasters From Falls #3 - [PDF 76k]*

    Disasters From Falls #4 - [PDF 58k]*

    Disasters From Falls #5 - [PDF 71k]*

    Disasters From Falls #6 - [PDF 58k]*

    Disaster Facts #7 - [PDF 52k]*

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* Accessibility Assistance Contact OSHA's Office of Communications at 202-693-1999 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

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