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Safety at Heights


Following highway crashes, falls from height is the second-leading unintentional fatal workplace event. Workers in the construction industry are most at risk, with the most non-fatal cases involving days away from work and 20% of all non-fatal fall-from-height cases each year. The resources in this kit are provided to help keep all workers safe when working at heights.

Fall Protection When Performing Aerial Work on Wood Poles

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Safety Around Drilled Holes – Pier or Direct Embed Foundations

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Guide to Selecting Fall Protection Systems for Bridge Work

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Employee Fall Protection Training Record

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Fall Protection for Bridge Contractors in 4 Easy Steps

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Guildelines for Creating a Fall Rescue Plan

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Sample Fall Rescue Plan for Bridge Work

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Preventing Suspension Trauma

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Fall Arrest Suspension Trauma – Medical Emergency Cards

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Fall Protection Systems for Bridge Work

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Horizontal Lifelines in Bridge Construction, Inspection and Maintenance

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Selecting Lanyards and Connectors for Personal Fall Arrest Systems in Bridge Work

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Advantages of Self-retracting Lifelines for Bridge Work

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Falls from Heights Infographic

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Journey to Safety Excellence Infographic

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OSHA Fall Protection Standards Bridge Contractors Must Know

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Fall Protection

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Playing Harness Hero Can Make Workers Safer

Harness Hero and Harness Hero: Bridge Edition engage players in key decisions of using a fall arrest system.

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