The intent of the OSU Fall Protection Safety Program is to ensure that all fall hazards are properly identified and addressed to protect workers from injury. This includes working at elevations where there are unprotected sides and edges; holes and excavations; working above dangerous equipment; utilizing scaffolding, aerial lifts, and ladders; and/or building rooftops. Where fall hazards exist, all employees must be protected by a fall protection system.
Supervisors must ensure there is both a competent person(s) involved in the fall protection program; and authorized fall protection users. Training must be completed prior to introducing and employee to a fall hazard and includes identification of fall hazards; use of fall protection systems; fall protection PPE use, care and inspection; rescue operations; and limitations.