Fall Protection

Date Added Resource Source
Oct 2015

Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Fall protection trigger heights for the construction industry (PDF)

Oregon OSHA is proposing to change the trigger height in the general fall protection rule in construction from 10 feet to 6 feet – effective Jan. 1, 2017.

(Oregon OSHA)
Nov 2014

Fall Protection Resource for New Home Construction

This website catalogs fall protection equipment for residential construction. Equipment is classified by the type of fall protection or the phase of construction

Aug 2012

Construction Fall Prevention Fact Sheet (PDF)

PLAN ahead to get the job done safely. PROVIDE the right equipment. TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.

Jul 2012

OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign

This website is part of OSHA's nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs.

Jan 2012

Workers’ Compensation Costs of Falls in Construction

OSHA analyzed workers’ compensation data for injuries resulting from falls from elevations suffered by roofers and carpenters. The data, which covers 2005-2007, comes from 38 states, which comprises approximately 1/3 of total workers’ compensation benefits.

Jan 2011

OSHA Residential Fall Protection page

Information on residential fall protection directive, questions and answers and fact sheets.

Oct 2008

OSHA: Preventing Fatal Falls in Construction

This new Web page is a central repository of resources targeting ways employers and employees can prevent construction-related falls.

Mar 2007

OR-OSHA Topic Page: Fall Protection

This OR-OSHA Topic Page provides access to OR-OSHA documents and resources addressing fall protection including, rules, program directives, letters of interpretation, publications, fact sheets and videos.

(Oregon OSHA)
Apr 2005

Oregon OSHA’s Fall Protection for the Construction Industry (PDF)

This guide helps you understand fall protection. The guide is intended for construction industry employers, employees, and others who don’t have a professional background in fall protection and who want to see the “big picture.”

(Oregon OSHA)
Jan 2005

NIOSH Alert: Preventing falls of workers through skylights and roof and floor openings

This Alert describes five deaths resulting from falls through skylights and roof and floor openings. Recommendations are provided to help prevent similar deaths in the future.

Mar 2003

OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Fall Protection

In 1995, 1,048 construction workers died on the job, with 32%, or 335 of them, resulting from falls. Each year, falls consistently account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry, and are always a major concern in other industries...