Our workplace is full of hazards, hazards that can hurt us or kill us. Controlling these hazards and preventing injuries is the point of our safety and health program. One such hazard is presented by elevated working surfaces where there is the potential for a fall. Should a fall occur, the proper use of a personal fall arrest system can prevent injuries and save lives. That is the point of our facility’s fall protection program and that is the point of this program. So pay close attention as we get to the point about personal fall arrest systems. Topics include the full body harness, connecting devices, anchor points, calculating total fall distance, safe use of self-retracting lifelines, and planning for survival and rescue after a fall event.
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