Fall Protection Safety Program

The objective of this program is to help ensure that all UO employees be protected from fall hazards when working on unguarded elevated surfaces.

A safe and successful fall protection program requires preplanning. This includes identifying anticipated fall hazards in the workplace, selecting appropriate controls for the hazards, providing training for authorized employees, ensuring a fall rescue plan is in place, and documenting actions taken.

Contacts

  • Haily Griffith, Occupational Health and Safety Manager (P) 541-346-2962
  • Katie Jones, Occupational Safety Officer (P) 541-346-2515

Process

Scope

This program applies to all UO employees working at heights more than 10’ above a lower level, within 6' of the work surface's leading edge or at any height above dangerous equipment.

Fall protection training will be available and mandatory prior to employee work assignments involving fall exposure hazards.

Information and Resources

Fall Protection Program 

Compliance

The Fall Protection program serves as the university’s written fall protection program as outlined in OR-OSHA Division 2, Subdivision D, Walking-Working Surfaces, Subdivision I, Personal Protective Equipment.