Fall Protection for Safety and Compliance

Fall protection doesn't have to be a daunting tasks. It is certainly tempting to feel that way with updating code requirements, the variety of needs from different worker requirements, and the thousands of options available for fall protection.

Simplified Safety focuses on understanding fall safety so that you don't have to dust of your research skills. This includes spending time understanding OSHA and the International Building Code (IBC). This expertise is coupled with the the decades of experience working with all sorts of industries, from major beverage companies to your everyday mom-and-pop shops.

We find the right fall protection equipment so that you don't have to move from brand to brand, hoping to find the right solution. Below you will find an easy to navigate list of ways that we can help you tackle your fall safety needs.

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About Fall Protection

What is fall protection?

OSHA defines fall protection as any equipment, device, or system that prevents an employee from falling from an elevation or mitigates the effect of such a fall.

What are the 4 methods of fall protection?

There are four generally accepted categories of fall protection: fall elimination, fall prevention, fall arrest and administrative controls.

When is fall protection required?

Fall protection is required whenever a worker is at risk of falling from height or into dangerous equipment.

What are the OSHA regulations for fall protection?

Fall protection regulations for General Industry are found in 1910.28 and 1910.29. OSHA Construction regulations for fall protection are in 1926.500, 1926.501, and 1926.502.

What are the different types of fall protection systems?

OSHA allows the use of guardrail, safety netting systems, personal travel restraint systems, and personal fall arrest systems for fall protection. Each of these will have there own requirements to ensure a safe and compliant workplace.

What height is fall protection required?

OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry and eight feet in long shoring operations.

What is the most inexpensive form of fall protection equipment?

We know that not every company has an unlimited budget for fall protection. While protecting lives is important, we also understand that businesses must evaluate costs. We have written a document to help you sort through the short and long term costs of your fall protection decision: Fall Protection Solutions Cost Comparison

What is the difference between fall restraint and fall arrest?

The main difference between arrest and restraint is a fall. In a fall restraint system, the worker is restrained from reaching a fall hazard. Fall arrest occurs after a person free-falls through space until the proper equipment provides deceleration to a safe stop, preventing serious injury.

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