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This analysis covers the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) general industry standard for personal fall protection systems. Falls from heights and on the same level are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. The personal fall protection systems rule affects a wide variety of general industry firms, including building management services, utilities, warehousing, retail, window cleaning, chimney sweeping, and outdoor advertising. OSHA estimates the personal fall protection systems and the walking-working surfaces rules could prevent 29 fatalities and 5,842 lost-workday injuries every year.

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TypeTitleDateState
Questions & Answers Are employers responsible for providing and paying for body harness and lanyard? 02/07/2017National
Questions & Answers How long do harnesses last? 04/12/2018National
Employee News Articles How to use a PFAS correctly  National
Employee News Articles How to use a PFAS correctly: Quiz  National
Toolbox Talks Personal Fall Arrest Systems for General Industry  National
Regulatory Analysis Personal Fall Protection Systems  National
PowerPoints Personal Fall Protection Systems in General Industry: What Employees Need to Know  National
Speaker's Notes Personal Fall Protection Systems in General Industry: What Employees Need to Know  National
Audio Presentations Personal Fall Protection Systems in General Industry: What Employees Need to Know  National
Training Exercises Personal Fall Protection Systems in General Industry: What Employees Need to Know (Exercise 1)  National
Training Exercises Personal Fall Protection Systems in General Industry: What Employees Need to Know (Exercise 2)  National
Trainer's Guides Personal Fall Protection Systems in General Industry: What Employees Need to Know (Guide)  National
Handouts Personal Fall Protection Systems in General Industry: What Employees Need to Know (Guide)  National
Quizzes Personal Fall Protection Systems in General Industry: What Employees Need to Know (Quiz 1)  National
Quizzes Personal Fall Protection Systems in General Industry: What Employees Need to Know (Quiz 2)  National
Cartoons PFAS-pinata  National
Questions & Answers What are the OSHA regulations regarding the inspection of harnesses for general industry? Also, what is the most recent update regarding body harnesses, anchors, and connecting devices for general industry? 04/10/2018National
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