If working with your feet 6 feet (1.8 meters) or more above the floor, harnesses shall be used whenever a suitable anchor point is available.

What is the minimum height to wear safety harness?

If working with your feet 6 feet (1.8 meters) or more above the floor, harnesses shall be used whenever a suitable anchor point is available.

When should fall protection be used?

You must protect your employees from fall hazards whenever an employee is working 6 feet or more above a lower level. If an employee is working on a scaffold, the height requirement for fall protection is 10 feet, and this protection usually is provided by a built-in guardrail.

What is the OSHA standard for steps?

Riser height shall be from 6 to 7.5 inches (15.24 to 19.05 cm), stair width a minimum of 22 inches (55.88 cm) between vertical barriers, tread depth a minimum of 12±2 inches (30.48±5.08 cm), and tread nosing shall be straight leading edges. Stair landings shall be at least 20 inches (50.8 cm) in depth.

What is a safe height to work at?

Going by the general rule that safe working height is ¾ of your height, a safe working height would therefore be approximately 3.85m.

What are the dangers of working at height?

Work carried out at height is responsible for nearly one third of fatal accidents on construction sites. Standing on unstable surfaces, using ladders incorrectly, and overstretching are particularly common causes of slips and falls. On the other hand, workers can drop equipment from height.

What does work height mean?

‘Work at height’ means work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury (for example a fall through a fragile roof down an unprotected lift shaft, stairwells).

Why is it important to follow lab safety rules?

Lab safety is one of the most important concerns when you are working with medical supplies, hazardous chemicals, and heavy-duty equipment. Because accidents can easily occur when working in the lab, it is critical to pay attention to the proper care and usage of the supplies you use in the lab.

What is the general safety?

General Safety is a multi-disciplinary approach to developing and ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies, safe working practices, and maintaining the health and well-being of those employed in a particular occupation or workplace.

What is the maximum height you can work off a ladder?

There is no maximum height for using a ladder. However, where a ladder rises 9 metres or more above its base, landing areas or rest platforms should be provided at suitable intervals.

What do you mean by work safety?

A work environment free from injuries and accidents attracts employees. Employees are more satisfied and productive in such an environment. A safe work environment is important for both employees and employers alike. It is the responsibility and duty of employers to protect their employees and keep them safe.