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Specific Fall Protection Plan

The “Specific Fall Protection Plan” should be utilized any time an employee may be exposed to a fall 6’ or greater. (see the Trigger Heights for Construction chart in Table 2). This plan is set up to help us evaluate the hazard and perform our work in a safe, efficient manner.

:Note that in the case of holes. skylights, or working over dangerous equipment, fall protection is always required at any height.


See Oregon OSHA Section in this website or go to Fall Protection for Construction Activities


Use the Create a Plan Link to assist you in selecting the proper fall protection for your work.  If you have any questions, please consult your supervisor and/or the FSS Safety team.


While completing the worksheet keep a few things in mind:


  • Fall Arrest should be used as a last resort, exhaust all other options available to you first.

  • If work can be performed utilizing guard rails as outlined in section (2), this should typically be our first option.


  • Catch platform nets can be a good option but are not typically used, see information in section (3) if this is an option. 

  • Our next option outlined in section (4) is to complete work utilizing aerial lifts, boom lifts or scaffold.

  • If none of these options are available or cannot be utilized to perform work safely and effectively then one of the systems in section (5) should be used.  In this section personal fall protection equipment will be used in a Fall Restraint mode.  The requirement while working in restraint mode is to set up equipment in a manner that it will not allow the user to fall.

  • In some cases Fall Restraint is not feasible, in those instances section (6) outlines options for a fall arrest applications using Personal Fall Protection.

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