The factors causing sudden movements for this location include: 4. Those workers within 6 ft of the In the event of 1. This plan shall be reviewed by a qualified person as the job lifeline may arrest a worker's fall before he or she has fallen a few feet, the lifeline may drag along the edge of the floor or beam and swing the As the time Further, all personnel will be informed that the controlled access zones are off limits to all personnel other than those prevent falls to lower levels or through holes and openings in walking/working surfaces. In structures that have walls higher than eight feet and where the use of scaffolds and ladders would create a greater hazard, safe Providing attachment at a point above the walking/working surface would also create fall exposures for employees installing their the use of tag lines and their final alignment made by a person on a manlift or similar employee positioning systems. The erector will be exposed to a vehicle mounted platform. The use of warning lines, designated areas, control zones and similar systems are permitted by OSHA in some situations and can provide protection by limiting the number of workers exposed. The designated erector should be allowed onto the suspended double tee, otherwise there is no control over the horizontal movement of the unprotected edge will be tied off at all times or guardrails will be installed. 2632 SE 25th Ave STE G. Portland, OR 97202. When moving toward the device it is necessary to move at a rate which does not permit cable slack to build up. at the peak of the trusses/ridge beam: Only the following trained workers will be allowed to work at the peak during roof truss or rafter installation: Once truss or rafter installation begins, workers not involved in that activity shall not stand or walk below or adjacent to the roof Perimeter guarding or covers will not be removed without the approval of the erection foreman. This allows for a by employees who are specifically trained to do this type of work and are trained to recognize the fall hazards. (e.g., 6 foot tall worker with a dorsal D-ring at 5 feet above the floor or surface, reduces the working length to only one foot, by placing the The possibility of entanglement with the position and secure the concrete member. between those two points. A moveable anchorage is one which can be moved around (such as equipment or wheeled vehicles) or which can deflect substantially guardrail, safety net or personal fall arrest systems to protect the employees in the area. The proper use of fall protection equipment — in addition to planning, supervision, and training — can reduce or eliminate the risk of falling. methods: Only individuals with the appropriate experience, skills, and training will be authorized as designated erectors. FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM RESCUE PLAN This document is intended to provide guidance only for developing site-specific rescue plans for working at heights. The toeboard should … lead to a greater hazard. 2. After The Fall Protection Plan shall be incorporated into all work activity when working at a level of 4 feet in general industry workplaces, 6 feet in the construction industry. Workers should install the Provide and use Personal Fall Protection Equipment. A written and approved fall protection work plan is required when working at heights greater than 10 feet (with some exceptions). This Fall Protection Plan addresses the use of other than conventional fall protection at a number of areas on the project, as well as working procedures will be utilized when working on the top plate and will be monitored by the crew supervisor. fall protection plans developed for precast concrete construction and residential work that could be tailored to be site specific for other precast and welding of members into the existing structure creates still further hazards. The erector, who is handling the lowered end of the tee at the closed pocket bearing, will Spandrel beams at the exterior of the building will be aligned as closely as possible with the use of tag lines with the final placement performed on a bay to bay basis, just ahead of cladding erection to minimize temporarily unprotected floor edges. fall. There are also situations where workers securing rafters to ridge beams will be positioned on top of the ridge beam. It is necessary that the employee be able to move freely without encumbrance in order to guide the sections of precast concrete into until a point in erection that it can be removed safely. but for a longer period of time. areas or tasks may include, but are not limited to: In these cases, conventional fall protection systems may not be the safest choice for builders. Fall protection safeguards shall be incorporated into any work situation where the height of a lower level is 4 feet or more. opening or exterior walls in any area where they could be struck by falling objects; The competent person shall determine the limits of this area, which shall be clearly communicated to workers prior to placement of the A Fall Protection Plan must be developed and evaluated on a site by site basis. While erecting the truss or rafter the worker will need both hands to maneuver 800-321-6742 (OSHA) If the employee needs to reach over the side of the beam to bar or make an adjustment to the alignment of the beam, they will mount the beam off body belt/harness is being used, the connector could be trapped. will pose problems to safe erection procedures. The nature of the erection process for the precast concrete members is such that an installed net would protect workers as they On this job, requiring workers to use a ladder for the entire installation process will cause a greater hazard because the worker must Learn more As the tee is being lowered, the All workers will ensure that they have secure footing before they attempt to walk on the sheathing, including cleaning shoes/boots of mud areas when this would not create a greater hazard; Only qualified workers shall install roof sheathing; The bottom row of roof sheathing may be installed by workers standing in truss webs; After the bottom row of roof sheathing is installed, a slide guard extending the width of the roof shall be securely attached to the roof. Though the retractable During the erection and bracing of roof trusses/rafters, conventional fall protection may present a greater hazard to workers. plate installing trusses/rafters: Only the following trained workers will be allowed to work on the top plate during roof truss or rafter installation: Workers shall have no other duties to perform during truss/rafter erection procedures; All trusses/rafters will be adequately braced before any worker can use the truss/rafter as a support; Workers will remain on the top plate using the previously stabilized truss/rafter as a support while other trusses/rafters are being A logical Attachment points, other than on the deck surface, will require removal and/or patching. Whether conducting a hazard assessment or developing a comprehensive fall protection plan, there are key challenges of working at heights to consider: leading and sharp edges, fall clearance, and dropped objects. particular jobsite. When the tee is in this position and stabilized, the whip line load The tee is barred away from the pocketed member to reduce the friction and lateral force against the pocketed member. At the leading... 3. safety monitor. specifically designed to cover fall protection on this job and; (b) to ensure that each employee is trained and made aware of the safety provisions With a fall protection rescue plan, procedures are put in place to rescue workers when a fall accident has occurred. Therefore, use of a moveable anchorage involves critical This could cause the load to become entangled in the net or hit the structure causing potential In the case of a very flexible anchorage, a shock load applied to the is the case, the employee is to notify the foreman of the concern and the concern addressed before proceeding. It is There are a number of ways employers can protect workers from falls, including through the use of conventional means such as guardrail systems, safety net systems and personal fall protection systems, the adoption of safe work practices, and the provision of appropriate training. The leading edge of the building is constantly changing and the scaffolding would have to be moved at very frequent intervals. This general fall protection plan for construction is provided by Occupational Safety and Health Consultation of the Texas Department of Insurance. This slack may cause Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents, Severe Storm and Flood Recovery Assistance, Safety and Health Regulations for Construction, Sample Fall Protection Plan - Non-Mandatory Guidelines for Complying with 1926.502(k). In this specific erection sequence and procedure, retractable lifelines do not solve the problem of two workers becoming tangled. collapse, while there are no suitable attachment or anchorage points for guardrails or personal fall arrest systems. This uncovering is Use of safety nets on exposed perimeter wall openings and opensided floors, causes attachment points to be left in architectural 6. first piece of roof sheathing; The competent person may order work on the roof to be suspended for brief periods as necessary to allow other workers to pass through such TTY 2. unstable until some sheathing is installed, so workers installing roof sheathing cannot be protected from fall hazards by conventional fall protection In some cases, columns will be unhooked from the crane by using an erection tube or shackle A Fall Protection PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR. The reasons outlined in this sample fall protection plan are for illustrative purposes www.OSHA.gov, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Nets could also cause In the event that an employee falls or there is some other related, serious incident occurring, this plan shall be reviewed to determine cases, the erection and dismantling of the scaffold would expose workers to a greater fall hazard than erection of the trusses/rafters. [59 FR 40746, Aug. 9, 1994; 60 FR 5131, Jan. 26, 1995], Occupational Safety and Health Administration In order to patch these openings, There is one area of the fall-arrest procedure that is lacking in many companies. damage, and adversely affect cable extraction and retraction. If a worker is it is sometimes infeasible or it creates a greater hazard to use conventional fall protection systems at specific areas or for specific tasks. Once the end of the To position a member safely it is necessary to remove all obstructions extending above the floor level near the point of erection. connector must walk along a 24 in. unreasonable and virtually impossible to erect guardrails and toe boards at the ever changing leading edge of a floor or roof. IN FALL PROTECTION . concrete construction. (Your company name here) shall take the following steps to ensure that the CAZ is clearly marked or controlled by the competent Manufacturers also require that workers not work at a level where the point of snaphook attachment to the body harness is above the device The double tee will be "two-lined" in order to elevate one end higher than the other to allow for the low end to be devices while giving instructions to the crane operator, it is not possible to judge precise relationships between the load and the structure itself restraint equipment be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Each employee will be trained in points could be available anywhere on the structure does not eliminate the hazards of using these points for tying off as discussed above. This slack can also cause damage to the internal spring-loaded drum, uneven coiling of cable on the Workers shall be notified and trained, if necessary, in the new procedures. Employees exposed to falls of six (6) feet or more to lower levels, who are not actively engaged in leading edge work or connecting Removal of perimeter protection will be Fall Protection Plan An optional method of providing fall protection on construction sites during leading edge work, or precast concrete erection, when other means of fall protection are infeasible or create a greater hazard. It is also necessary to install the retractable device vertically overhead to minimize swing falls. On this particular worksite, guardrails, barricades, ropes, cables or other perimeter guarding devices or methods on the erection floor 3.5 to 4.5 ft/sec. married point of the two-legged spreader at the end of the tee that is to be elevated. exposes the employee to the fall hazard for a short period of time. It is also the responsibility of the employee to bring to management's attention any unsafe or hazardous erected surface low enough to allow workers to control it safely during the positioning process. having personnel working at height, exposed to Fall-Hazards and using Fall Protection equipment is responsible for establishing, implementing and managing a Fall Protection Protection. is infeasible or creates a greater hazard to use conventional fall protection systems must develop and follow a fall protection plan. Written procedures and other fall protection controls must be used providing they have placed. 3. Most manufacturers also warn in the user's handbook that the safety If an object is in the worker's swing Typically, a floor or roof is erected by placing 4 to 10 ft wide structural members next to one is not feasible and creates a greater hazard on this multi-story building for the following reasons: (1) If a connector is to use such a line, it must be installed between the two columns. designated erectors can then proceed to their position of erection at each end of the member under the control of the safety monitor. Plan Supervised By The following Fall Protection Plan is a sample program prepared for the prevention of injuries associated with falls. A Fall Protection previously secured floor joists or trusses; Except for the first row of sheathing which will be installed from ladders or the ground, workers shall work from the established deck; Precast concrete column erection through the existing deck requires that many holes be provided through this deck. Also, the structure is being created and, in most cases, there is no structure above the members being The purpose of this plan is: (a) To supplement our standard safety policy by providing safety standards not more than 60 ft away from the leading edge supplemented by a safety monitoring system to ensure the safety of all designated erectors working This Plan details how (Your company name here) will minimize these identifying specific activities that require non-conventional means of fall protection. be unhooked from double tee members by designated erectors under the direction and supervision of the safety monitor. has just been placed at the leading edge, they must first move away from the leading edge a minimum of six (6) ft and then progress to the other end Further, these employees would have to work through Each employee will be trained in these procedures and will strictly adhere to them except when doing so would expose the employee to a systems until it is determined that the roofing system can be used as an anchorage point. All employees of (Company Name) have the 4. Download Plan. exposure time for the worker installing the safety net would be far longer than for the workers whom the net is intended to protect. the project from management down to the last employee. Fall restraint is to be used in the event that guardrails are not practicable 3. (Your company name here) shall take the following steps to protect workers who are exposed to fall hazards while working from the top remind employees they are approaching an area where fall protection is required. An essential step to take when developing a fall protection … are being erected and positioned. Fall Protection Rescue Plan: After the Fall Posted by Administrator on Aug 24th 2011. Custom Horizontal Lifeline Systems Custom Rigid Rail Systems Custom Guardrail Systems Custom Netting Systems. 3. 200 Constitution Ave NW 2. A copy of this plan and all approved changes If, in the employee's opinion, this is the case, the employee is to notify the competent person of their concern and have the concern that the member itself provides protection against falls. floor level. A second crane close enough to suspend any employee in the working and erecting area could interfere with the safe swinging of a load protection and are directed to stay a minimum of six (6) ft from the edge. double tee, the safety monitoring system will be used. constructed. Façade Maintenance Systems. After attaching the choker, the two erectors then step back on the previously erected tee deck A vehicle mounted platform could interfere with the safe swinging of a load by the crane, either by the crane swinging the load over or The deck is not complete until the leveling, aligning, and grouting of the joints is done. floor or roof at a distance appreciably greater than the shortest distance between the anchorage point and the leading edge. hazards. point for tying off on double tees would be using the lifting loops, except that they must be cut off to eliminate a tripping hazard at an appropriate To disconnect the crane from the beam an On this These are to be covered This conference will be conducted by the precast concrete erection supervisor in charge of the project. maneuvered into place. In order to remove There is no permanent boundary until all structural members have been placed in the floor or roof. Leading edge erection and initial connections are conducted by employees who are specifically trained to do this type of work and are elements that must be addressed in any fall protection plan. for continual observational safety checks of their work operations and to enforce the safety policy and procedures. FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM FALL PROTECTION PLAN IMPORTANT: This document is intended to provide guidance only for developing site-specific working at heights fall protection plans. entangled in net hardware, cables, etc. located above the wearer's belt or harness attachment. collapse, and there is no place to attach guardrails. The sample plan outlines the Workers typically install roof sheathing after all trusses/rafters and any permanent truss bracing is in place. The perimeter of a floor and roof changes each time a new member is placed into position. defined by the competent person as an area where a recognized hazard exists. This plan is designed to enable employers If, in the employee's opinion, this When wet weather (rain, snow, or sleet) are present, roof sheathing operations shall be suspended unless safe footing can be assured for 1. Installation of roof trusses/rafters, exterior wall erection, roof sheathing, floor sheathing and joist/truss activities will be conducted III. occupied by the lifeline and the lanyards attached to the point above. When necessary to move away from a retractable device, the worker cannot move at a rate greater than the device locking speed typically The opening being The following is a list of the products and erection situations on this job: For columns 10 ft to 36 ft long, employees disconnecting crane hooks from columns will work from a ladder and wear a body belt/harness The ANSI A10.14-1991 American National Standard for Construction and Demolition Operations - Requirements for Safety Belts, Harnesses, The fall protection regulation is not only designed to protect workers from falls, but also to protect workers from having objects fall on them. enough to allow for the erection of trusses and rafters without working on the top plate of the wall. Falls from heights, even relatively low elevations, can result in serious injuries. block/retractable lifeline must be positioned above the D-ring (above the work space of the intended user) and OSHA recommends that fall arrest and addressed before proceeding. Structural members do not exist to which supporting devices for nets can be attached in the area where protection is required. For columns too high for the use of a ladder, 36 ft and Continual observational safety checks of a fall by one person there is a likelihood that the other person will be caused to fall as well. time. The fall protection program was developed and submitted to the general contractor for acceptance, and a rescue plan was put in place. jobsite Superintendent, as well as individuals in the Safety and Personnel Department, reserve the right to issue disciplinary warnings to employees, would be the exception, not the rule. With the point of erection constantly changing, the time necessary to install and test a safety net significantly exceeds the time necessary to responsible for correcting any unsafe practices or conditions immediately. conditions or practices that may cause injury to either themselves or any other employees. Written Site-Specific Fall Protection Plan. edge, receiving and positioning the cladding when the perimeter protection is removed shall be tied off. The crew supervisor or foreman (insert name) is on a "ridge seat" or other equivalent surface that provides additional stability or by positioning themselves in previously stabilized trusses/rafters It is recommended that builders discuss the written Fall Protection Plan with their OSHA The The purpose of the plan is to supplement our existing safety and health program and to ensure in a recognized manner, either through signs, wires, tapes, ropes or chains. The risk of a cable breaking is increased if a lifeline is dragged sideways across the rough surface or edge of a concrete member at the The workers were trained on the set up, use and inspection of the system, as well as the use of the full body harnesses and lanyards. The competent person, who can take into account the specialized operations being performed on this project, should determine when and the first level of a two-story column; however, the column may extend only a few feet above the floor level at the second level or be flush with the Guardrails are to be used as the first means of providing fall protection to workers 2. higher, an added cable will be used to reduce the height of the disconnecting point so that a ladder can be used. 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