MSHA's Safety Targets Program
Fall Protection Safety Awareness
Fall hazard issues in the mining industry include the following:
- Not properly tying-off /improper use of fall protection equipment
- Barriers, guardrails, floor penetration covers, signs, handrail, platforms
- Plant equipment access
- Unsecured/inadequate/obstructed travel ways or walkways
- Miners engulfed by materials in bins/hoppers
- Tanker truck accessibility
- Haul truck accessibility checking loads/tarping
- Ladder use
- Falls into water i.e. dredges/impoundments
- Falls from roofs including falls through skylights
- Mobile equipment ingress/egress
- Man lifts and boom trucks
This package is being supplied to increase slip and fall protection awareness. All your mining operations should be provided a copy of this package to reinforce their knowledge about fall hazard awareness.
The life you save may be your own.
Please share this information with your co-workers and discuss it at safety meetings. If you have questions or need additional copies of this information, please contact Michael Getto by phone
at 304 547 2303 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please note, due to the extensive nature of the content found on the CD's and/or DVD's we are providing you with a sample of what may be found. If you are interested in the entire content, please see the contact information above.
- District #7 Fall Outreach (PowerPoint)
- "Tie Off - It's Your Lifeline!" (Video Clip)
- Fall Prevention On Highwalls with Instruction Guide (PPT)
- Fall Protection Awareness - MSHA 2008 "Safety Target" (PPT)
- District #7 Fall Fatalities 1996 - 2/20/2004
- MSHA Equipment Hazard Alerts
- MSA -Inspection Advisory - Dyna-Lock - Self-Retracting Lanyard - 20 ft. Models August 6, 2008
- North Safety Products - Safety Notice - All Climbers on Saf-T-Climb Systems Must Tie-off With Shock Absorbing Y-Type Lanyards
- Miller Fall Protection End-Users - Stop Use and Replace Notice (12/12/2005) - Miller MiniLite and Titan Fall Limiter self-retracting lifelines
- JLG Safety Inspection Notice - Upper Lift Cylinder
- Miller® BackBiterTM Shock-Absorbing Lanyard - Model No. 8798B (Posted 7/29/2009 Rivet Shearing on snap hook.)
- MSHA Program Information Bulletin No. P07-31
- MSHA Procedure Instruction Letter No. I09-V-6 (Revised No. I07-V-02)
- NIOSH Fall Protection Alerts
- OSHA Fall Prevention/Protection Information and Bulletins
- Understanding the New ANSI Z 39-2007 Fall Protection Standard
- This document serves as an introduction to ANSI Fall Protection Standards. ANSI Z359.1 - American National Standard Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems, and Components - was originally published in 1992 and later revised in 1999 (editorial changes only). The purpose of this Standard was to address the variety of equipment being developed in the rapidly growing field of Fall Protection.
- Association of Equipment Manufacturers Toolbox Talks
- Basics of Fall Protection
- Six Steps That Could Save Your Life
- Confined Space
- Roadshow (Training Session on Basics of Fall Protection)
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