|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.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.
This document addresses fall protection systems employed by Jefferson Lab personnel only, and is not applicable to subcontractor service and construction activities.
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, and are employed when passive systems are impractical. 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.
Note: Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.
Employees Using Active Fall Protection Systems
Material Handling Safety Representative (MHSR)
ES&H Fall Protection Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Anyone at Jefferson Lab
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