This paper will attempt to address and focus on four areas:
The fall hazards present when using an aerial lift.
A discussion of the improper methods of fall protection used in industry today.
A review of the OSHA standards in force that guide us in selecting the proper fall protection methods for the different hazards that we encounter.
Identify the proper method to use for fall protection when operating an aerial lift.
Basic Questions that Need to Be Answered before We Get Started
What is "Fall Protection" by definition?
Answer: "Fall" is the act of falling, or to drop. "Protect" is to shield from injury.
How do we "protect from falls" in Construction Operations?
Answer: There are many options that need to be applied…the key is selecting the correct method for each situation that places us in an exposure to a fall.