Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Program Summary

Applies to:

This program applies to personnel working in a fall hazard situation in construction and general industry applications, regardless of location. Fall hazards include, but are not limited to:

  • Unguarded edges, such as roofs
  • Construction activities, including scaffolding
  • Holes or openings in floors or walls
  • Working above dangerous equipment
  • Working near pits
  • Fixed ladders with ladder safety systems
  • Aerial lift operation

For fall hazard and protection information regarding the following, refer to the specific EHS Program or OSHA regulation.


Departments must ensure that a competent person is designated to provide oversight for all activities involving fall hazards, and that personnel using a fall protection system have been properly trained and are following established safety requirements.

Departments providing personal fall arrest systems to personnel working in fall hazard situations must ensure that they are in good condition, used correctly, and properly maintained.