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Fall Safety Tips for Refiners

As astounding as it sounds, falls are the #1 cause of death in the workplace, and 14% of injuries on the job are fall-related.

Check out OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down video below to to prevent falls.

DID YOU KNOW? • OSHA STANDARDS

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

If you work in areas higher than 4 feet above a lower level, you will need to receive additional training in personal fall arrest equipment and fall prevention systems. Check out this short video from OSHA on stopping falls. In it, OSHA’s Scott Ketcham of the Directorate of Construction describes a fall he experienced early on in his career.

HOUSEKEEPING

Holes and Floor Openings

A floor opening is an opening in any floor, platform, pavement, or yard that measures at least 12 inches in its smallest dimension and through which a person can fall.

A floor hole is an opening in any floor, platform, pavement, or yard that measures at least one inch, but less than 12 inches at its smallest dimension through which materials and tools– but not people– can fall.

Employers must provide a cover or guard rail if holes or floor openings exist in the workplace.

STAIRWAYS

LADDERS & LADDER SAFETY

Defects include, but are not limited to:

LADDER SET-UP

ladder safety

Visit this link to read OSHA’s Stepladder safety brochure.

For more information on safety in the refinery, check out Gary’s Blog.

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