The Catholic University of America

Contractor Safety Guide

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Fall Protection

Fall protection may be needed in work involving ramps, runways, and other walkways; excavations; hoists; holes; formwork and reinforcing steel; leading edges; unprotected sides and edges; overhand bricklaying and related activities; roofing; pre-cast concrete erection; wall openings; scaffolds; ladders; and other walking/working surfaces. Protect employees working 6 feet (1.8 meters) or more above a lower level and those who may fall into dangerous equipment. Typical fall protection systems include controlled access zones, guardrails, fences, covers, safety nets, and personal fall arrests. For work conducted for CUA in which fall hazards are present, use employees trained on how to recognize and minimize fall hazards and how to properly use fall protection systems and equipment.

MAKE DOCUMENTATION OF TRAINING AVAILABLE to CUA upon request.

REFERENCE

29 CFR 1926 Subpart M.