Safety Brief – Fall Protection

Attached is this a new “Safety Brief” from OSU Environmental Health and Safety.  This safety brief discusses fall protection and emphasizes a fall protection system using a full body harness. There are some instances that we do use this type of system.  However, keep in mind, there are other ways to implement fall protection in the workplace for elevated work surfaces over 4 feet. This includes using railings, guarding, or coverings for elevated surfaces, floor openings, stairs, platforms, and fixed ladders.  Many of these we already have installed or implemented throughout our CFAES facilities to help prevent falls.

Fall Protection

If you have any questions about fall protection and elevated work areas, feel free to contact me.

Kent McGuire
CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
OSU Ag Safety and Health Dept. of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering
260A Ag Engineering Building, 590 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-0588 Office / 740-341-7589 Mobile

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