Day Five: Friday
Conduct a Fall Protection Demonstration. Have a contractor representative, supervisor, on-site safety professional, or guest expert demonstrate how to properly fit, wear, and use fall protection. The following resources provide tips:
Fall Protection Harnesses Hazard Alert – a one page illustrated document on how to wear harnesses properly.
Personal Fall Arrest Systems Brochure – a handout with illustrations for residential workers on how to use a personal fall arrest system properly (MA Dept. of Public Health).
7 Steps to Ladder Safety – a one page graphic illustration on how to use a ladder safely
Unsure of which fall protection is best suited for your job and workers? The online tool, Fall Protection Resource for New Home Construction, found at http://www.ot.wustl.edu/fptech/index.htm, describes over 150 fall prevention devices. Search by the type of fall protection device needed (anchor for personal fall arrest system, scaffold, guardrail, etc.), or by the phase of construction fall protection is needed for (floor joist installation, truss setting, roof sheathing, etc.). At least one close up picture of each fall prevention device is shown, the device purpose and installation are described, cost and manufacturer are provided, and links to the device manual, vendors, and video are provided when available.