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.

Fall Protection Lending Library

EHS has a lending library with specialized fall protection equipment available to help employees find safe solutions when working in areas with fall hazards that may not have established anchor points or may be hard to reach with standard equipment. This specialized fall protection equipment is available for UO employees to borrow and use in locations on any of the UO campuses. 

Use of the Fall Protection Lending Library is restricted to university employees only (no contractors, vendors, or volunteers). Employees must have current fall protection training and be authorized to wear fall protection prior to borrowing any fall protection equipment. 

To view the equipment catalog, please click on the "View Fall Protection Equipment Catalog" button below. To borrow equipment from the lending library, please click on the "Fall Protection Equipment Request Form" button below and submit the online request form. If the equipment you are requesting is available (not already on loan to someone else), a member of the UO Occupational Safety Team will verify that the requested item is appropriate for the work being conducted and will contact the requestor to arrange for the item to be picked up from the Safety and Risk Services office located at 1715 Franklin Blvd. The Safety Team will verify that the requested person meets training requirements and will provide instructions and assistance on how to use the equipment. 

View Fall Protection Equipment Catalog

Fall Protection Equipment Request Form


  • Haily Griffith, Occupational Health and Safety Manager (P) 541-346-2962
  • Justin Zunker, Occupational Safety Officer (P) 541-346-0780
  • Kersey Bars, Occupational Health & Safety Specialist (P) 541-346-0815