|Chapter 6131 Fall Protection Systems|
This document describes fall protection systems used at Jefferson Lab, as detailed in ES&H Manual Chapter 6131 Appendix T1 Passive Fall Protection Systems and ES&H Manual Chapter 6131 Appendix T2 Active Fall Protection Systems. Fall protection options applicable only to low-slope roofs are detailed in ES&H Manual Chapter 6131 Appendix T3 Fall Protection for Work on Low Slope Roofs.Scope
This program satisfies all applicable Federal, state, and local requirements as outlined in ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List.
Jefferson Lab requires fall protection if personnel may fall 4 ft. or more to a lower level, or come into contact with dangerous equipment regardless of fall distance. Fall protection includes both passive and active systems, and for low-slope roofs only, the potential use of administrative controls.
Use of active fall protection systems in conjunction with guardrails on aerial and scissors lifts is beyond the scope of this document. See ES&H Manual Chapter 6147 Material Handling Equipment - Aerial Work Platforms. For work from ladders or scaffolds, see ES&H Manual Chapter 6132 Ladder and Scaffold Safety.
Table 1: Required Safety Training for Personnel Utilizing Active Fall Protection Systems
T1 Passive Fall Protection
Passive fall protection systems involve isolating or separating the employee from the fall hazard, and do not require the wearing or use of personal fall protection equipment. Passive fall protection systems are preferred whenever possible. ES&H Manual Chapter 6131 Appendix T1 Passive Fall Protection Systems describes the types of passive fall protection systems used at Jefferson Lab.
T2 Active Fall Protection
Active fall protection systems require workers to wear or use fall protection equipment. ES&H Manual Chapter 6131 Appendix T2 Active Fall Protection Systems describes the types, components, inspections, care and maintenance of active fall protection systems used at Jefferson Lab.
T3 Work on Low Slope Roofs
Depending upon the distance between the worker and nearest unprotected edge, fall protection options exist that are applicable only to work atop low-slope roofs. ES&H Manual Chapter 6131 Appendix T3 Fall Protection for Work on Low Slope Roofs describes these options.
Note: Management authority may be delegated to a task qualified Jefferson Lab employee at the discretion of the responsible manager.
Employees Using Fall Protection Systems
ES&H Fall Protection Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Anyone at Jefferson Lab
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