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1 Fall Protection on Mon May 03, 2010 4:42 am

This course gives you a basic understanding about OSHA’s role in prevention and elimination of work-related illnesses and injuries. The OSHA standard identifies areas or activities where fall protection is needed.

It clarifies what an employer must do to provide fall protection for employees, such as identifying and evaluating fall hazards and providing training. Under the standard, employers are able to select fall protection measures compatible with the type of work being performed.

*Falls
*Types of Fall Protection - Active Systems
*Types of Fall Protection - Passive Systems
*Inspection of Equipment
*Fall Protection Safety System
*Falling Object Protection
*Training

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2 RE: on Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:29 pm

  • If self-rescue is impossible, or if rescue cannot be performed promptly, the worker should be trained to "pump" his/her legs frequently to activate the muscles and reduce the risk of venous pooling. Footholds can be used to alleviate pressure, delay symptoms, and provide support for "muscle pumping."
  • Continuous monitoring of the suspended worker for signs and symptoms of orthostatic intolerance and suspension trauma.
  • Ensuring that a worker receives immediate first aid and or medical attention once rescued.
  • If the worker is unconscious, keeping the worker’s air passages open and obtain first aid.

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