Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls at Washington State's Construction Sites May 7 – 11, 2018

Plan. Provide. Train. Three simple steps to preventing falls.  Safety Pays, Falls Cost.
Take time during your Safety Stand-Down activities to focus on proper inspection and use of equipment. Image from NICA’s Don't Hit the Ground!  video

Take time during your Safety Stand-Down activities to focus on proper inspection and use of equipment.
Image from NICA's Don't Hit the Ground! video (www.youtube.com).

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Fall protection

Basic and ready-to-use

Hands-on

Courtesy of L&I: Slack lifelines, as shown here, don’t stop falls! Train crews on how to prevent too much slack

Find solutions that secure the top of the ladder against horizontal movement. One type of solution is shown here.
Image from NICA's Don't Hit the Ground! video (www.youtube.com).

Ladders

Basic and ready-to-use

Hands-on

Courtesy of L&I. This pump jack scaffold collapsed and seriously injured an experienced worker because it was set up using nails to secure the bracing to the roof instead of the screws specified by the scaffold manufacturer

This pump jack scaffold collapsed and seriously injured an experienced worker because it was set up using nails to secure the bracing to the roof instead of the screws specified by the scaffold manufacturer.

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Links to ANSI standards take you to order information for that ANSI standard. If you belong to a business or trade association, it may already have a set of the ANSI standards available to its members. You can also ask your local lending library to borrow a copy of these standards from the Washington State Library, L&I branch, 360-902-5498.

Scaffolds and aerial lifts

Basic and ready-to-use

Hands-on

Roofs and skylights

Basic and ready-to-use

Courtesy of L&I  Slack lifelines, as shown here, don’t stop falls! Train crews on how to prevent too much slack

Slack lifelines, as shown here, don't stop falls! Train crews on how to prevent too much slack.

Photo courtesy of L&I.

Courtesy of L&I  Slack lifelines, as shown here, don’t stop falls! Train crews on how to prevent too much slack

Floor holes can be deadly. Covers and guard rails (shown here) are one way to prevent possible falls through floor holes, but don't forget to block any floor gaps with toe boards (not shown here) to keep scrap wood and other debris from falling through and striking someone the next level down.

Photo courtesy of OSHA.


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OSHA’s new free safety app can be a handy resource for your stand-down efforts. Visit http://nationalsafetystanddown.com to learn more

OSHA's free safety app can be a handy resource for your stand-down efforts. Visit http://nationalsafetystanddown.com to learn more.

Floors and wall openings


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