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No. However, when the current fall protection rule first came out, and even today, some employees believe workers must tie off to a ladder if they were six feet or more up the ladder. What would happen if an employee fell? The fall would be bad enough, but the ladder coming down on top of the worker would even be worse. If the ladder or stairway is set up safely, according to the OSHA rules, and used properly, the ladder or stairway is safe and that is the fall protection.