Saturday, September 22, 2018

Slips, Trips and Falls

Proper Use of Personal Fall Arrest Systems

Each year, there are over 100,000 disabling injuries and over 700 fatalities related to falls. What do you need to know about falls in order to protect yourself? First, you need to know what constitutes a fall hazard. A fall hazard exists whenever you are near an unguarded edge where the fall distance is 4' or greater.

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Personal Fall Arrest Systems Inspections

To maintain their service life and high performance of your Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS), all harnesses, lanyards, and attachment points should be visually inspected before each use. Follow your manufacturer's recommendation for additional inspection and maintenance requirements.

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Three Point Rule

Falling while getting into or out of heavy equipment, a truck or tractor cab, hooking up air and electrical lines, or mounting or dismounting trailers is a sure way to get seriously hurt. Even an ankle sprain can make it difficult for you to use the clutch.

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