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Fall Prevention - Fact Sheet


FALLS FROM ROOFS CAN BE PREVENTED!

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

Don't disconnect from the lifeline

DON'T
disconnect from the lifeline

Roofers working with fall protection


PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.

PROVIDE the right roof equipment.

TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.

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



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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. - 
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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!

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


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

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

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 use a ladder on top of a scaffold

DON'T
use a ladder on top of a scaffold

Don't stand on guardrails

DON'T
stand on guardrails

Don't climb on cross-braces

DON'T
climb on the cross-braces

Two construction workers inspecting scaffolding

PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.

PROVIDE the right roof equipment.

TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.


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