Fall Protection/Fall Protection Systems: Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) are one way to protect workers from falls. Workers must have fall protection when they could fall 6 feet or more.
OSHA requires workers to wear a full-body harness (one part of a PFAS) when they are working on a suspended scaffold more than 10 feet above the working surface, or when they are working in a bucket truck or an aerial lift. There are three major components of a PFAS:
Pictured above, the roofing contractors are utilizing 100% fall protection on a steep slope roof. The PFAS consists of an anchor point, rope and rope-grab system and a full body harness.
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