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FALLS FROM ROOFS CAN BE PREVENTED!
      Don't disconnect from the lifeline
DON'T
disconnect from the lifeline
Check Box Wear a harness and always stay connected
Check Box Make sure your harness fits
Check Box Use guardrails or lifelines
Check Box Inspect all fall protection equipment before use
Check Box Guard or cover all holes, openings, and skylights
     
Roofers working with fall protection   Don't walk around unprotected openings or skylights
DON'T
work around unprotected openings or skylights
Don't use defective equipment
DON'T
use defective equipment
PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.

PROVIDE the right roof equipment.

TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.
   
   
   

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FALL PREVENTION FACT SHEET
Fall Prevention Fact Sheet Cover - I worked construction for 10 years before my fall. It shattered my body and my livelihood. - 
  Work safely. Use the right equipment. Safety Pays. Falls Cost. www.osha.gov/stopfalls/ - Includes triangular image of silhouetted roofer with fall protection on roof.

PLAN ahead to get the job done safely. PROVIDE the right equipment. TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.

FALLS FROM LADDERS CAN BE PREVENTED!
      Don't stand on top or on the top step of a stepladder
DON'T
stand on top or on the top step of a stepladder
Check Box Choose the right ladder for the job
Check Box Maintain three points of contact
Check Box Secure the ladder
Check Box Always face the ladder
Check Box Guard or cover all holes, openings, and skylights
       
   
Construction worker climbing ladder


PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.

PROVIDE the right roof equipment.

TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.
  Don't overreach
DON'T
overreach
 
  Don't place the ladder on unlevel footing
DON'T
place the ladder on unlevel footing
 
Construction worker climbing stepladder
FALLS FROM SCAFFOLDS CAN BE PREVENTED!

Check Box Use fully planked scaffolds     Don't use a ladder on top of a scaffold
DON'T
use a ladder on top of a scaffold


Check Box Ensure proper access to scaffold
Check Box Plumb and level
Check Box Complete ALL guardrails
Check Box Ensure stable footing
Check Box Inspect before use (by competent person)
  Don't stand on guardrails
DON'T
stand on guardrails
Two construction workers inspecting scaffolding

Don't climb on cross-braces
DON'T
climb on the cross-braces
PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.

PROVIDE the right roof equipment.

TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.