OSHA Quick Card: Fall Protection Tips

Organization(s): Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Other languages: Spanish

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Summary Statement: Brief description of fall hazards and how to prevent them.

Fall Protection Tips

  • Identify all potential tripping and fall hazards before work starts.
  • Look for fall hazards such as unprotected floor openings/edges, shafts, skylights, stairwells, and roof openings/edges.
  • Inspect fall protection equipment for defects before use.
  • Select, wear, and use fall protection equipment appropriate for the task.
  • Secure and stabilize all ladders before climbing them.
  • Never stand on the top rung/step of a ladder.
  • Use handrails when you go up or down stairs.
  • Practice good housekeeping. Keep cords, welding leads and air hoses out of walkways or adjacent work areas.
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