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Fall Protection

Fall protection requirements may apply to a variety of tasks and college departments. If an employee is required to work on a walking/working surface (horizontal or vertical), with an unprotected side or edge four feet or more above a lower level, they must be protected from falling by the use of guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest or restraint systems. Departments are responsible for developing site-specific, written fall protection plans. Environmental Health and Safety will help determine the need for fall protection for specific tasks or work areas, assist with written plans and finally, we will help choose the most appropriate equipment for the application.