Falls from elevations account for many workplace injuries each year. The Ohio State University’s Office of Environmental Health & Safety has developed a Fall Protection Program to eliminate fall hazards from the workplace and protect workers who are required to perform work on elevated surfaces.
Workers who are required to perform work on elevated surfaces should be familiar with the OSU Fall Protection Program and work closely with their Competent Person to ensure work is done safely and meets all related standards and guidelines set forth by OSHA, ANSI and EHS.
The OSU Fall Protection Program outlines responsibilities for employees involved in elevated work; supervisors of employees involved in elevated work; elimination of fall hazards; and protection against fall hazards when they are present.
Work at heights greater than four (4) feet, unprotected from a fall hazard, should be reviewed by the Competent Person and/or Environmental Health & Safety to ensure proper protection.