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InstituteSafety & HealthFall ProtectionGeneral Industry SafetyFall ProtectionEnglishAnalysisFocus AreaCompliance and Exceptions (Level 2)USA
Prepare a rescue plan in case of a fall in General Industry
- Employers must develop a rescue plan for each employee in the event of a fall.
- Employers must make sure that rescue resources are available and that workers are trained in rescue plans.
Employers must provide for the prompt rescue of each employee in the event of a fall. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states in the preamble to the Walking-Working Surfaces rule that this means that employers must develop a rescue plan or rescue procedures. The rescue plan must include:
- Making resources (e.g., rescue equipment, personnel) available, and
- Ensuring that workers understand the plan.
OSHA suggests employers evaluate in advance what is needed, such as:
- Rescue personnel,
- Mechanical devices with descent capability, and
- Devices that allow suspended workers to maintain circulation in their legs while they are awaiting rescue.
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