Day Four: Thursday
Review your fall prevention program. OSHA recommends asking the following questions:
- What types of falls could happen? Based on the work being done, and the types of subcontractors on site, what are the possible fall hazards? Consider conducting a job hazard analysis with workers as a group for more specific tasks. According to OSHA, a job hazard analysis is a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. It focuses on the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools, and the work environment. Ideally, after you identify uncontrolled hazards, you will take steps to eliminate or reduce them to an acceptable risk level. For more information, visit http://www.safetyworksmaine.com/safe_workplace/safety_management/hazard_analysis.html
- What needs improvement? Is your program meeting its goals? Are you experiencing injuries or near misses? Are employees aware of the company’s fall protection procedures?
- What training have you provided to your workers? Does it need revision?
- What equipment have you provided to your workers? Is better equipment available?