Maintenance managers have a number of options for protecting workers from falls. They include conventional systems, such as guardrails, safety nets, and personal fall-protection systems, fall-arrest systems, positioning systems, and travel-restraint systems. Proper training and the use of safe work practices can increase the effectiveness of this equipment.
Managers should include training requirements for walking and work-surface hazards, such as slips, trips, and falls, as well as for fall-protection procedures, personal protective equipment, proper use of ladders and scaffolding, and safe operation of powered platforms and personnel lifts.
OSHA Standard Requires Annual Hazmat Training
Lockout-Tagout Training Reduces Injury Risk
Electrical Training Prevents Fire, Shock and Electrocution
How To Safeguard Workers From Falls
Identifying Confined Spaces Minimizes Potential Hazards
Managers Need to Raise Asbestos Awareness
Safety-Training Issues Require Written Compliance
Training Areas Include Ergonomics and IAQ