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  November 15, 2019

Ski Area Safety Talk: Working at Heights

Working from Heights – Fall Protection Safety Overview

The goal of this Safety Talk is to reduce the number of worker injury incidents due to working at heights. Falls from heights can result in serious injury or death and most of these incidents are due to improper use of PPE or lack of training. In winter conditions, bulky clothing, gloves and boots make moving more difficult. When combined with icy, slippery surfaces, the risk is further increased. It is critical to complete the appropriate training and follow all safety procedures when working on a platform, tower, ladder, or roof with a height hazard – note at 10 feet (3 meters) and above (or where serious injury could occur), fall protection systems are required by regulation. If you feel uncertain about working at heights, be sure to speak to your supervisor prior to beginning the work.

Safety Talk Outline (using the handout below):

  • Preventative Measures
  • Discussion Questions

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