Quiz #2_Fall Prevention

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In general, fall protection must be provided to construction workers who are working on surfaces with unprotected sides and edges which are _____ above the lower level.

6 Feet

What are the ways an employer can protect workers from falls?

Guardrails, safety net systems and personal fall arrest systems

For workers on scaffolds, fall protection must be provided if they are working _____ above a lower level.

10 Feet

Guardrails are often used by employers to protect workers from falls. How high must the top guardrail (the toprail) be above the working surface?

42 inches, plus or minus 3 inches

A personal fall arrest system consist of:

An anchorage, lanyard and connectors, and a full body harness

The top of a ladder must extend at least _____ above the surface you are climbing onto

3 Feet

When working over dangerous equipment and machinery, fall protection must be provided _____

Regardless of distance

Personal fall arrest systems must be inspected for damage _____ each use.


Webbing used for lifeline, lanyard and harness ropes and straps must be made of _____ fibers.


Competent persons are not necessary when scaffolds are being moved.


Not every walking or working surface can be a potential fall hazard.


Safety nets must absorb the force of a 400-pound bag of sand dropping onto the net. This is referred to as a "_____"

Drop test

Falls, struck-by object, caught-in or between, and electrocution are referred to by OSHA as ______.

"Focus Four" Hazards

Overreaching is a factor that contributes to falls or fatalities involving ladder usage.


In construction, falls to a lower level are a major cause of fatalities.


More _____ are killed from falls than in any other construction occupation.


Scaffold accidents are usually attributed to factors like the planking or support giving way, or to a lack of guardrails or fall protection.


Employees may file a complaint with OSHA if unsafe working conditions are not corrected.


Employers are required to keep work sites free from:

All of the above

Employers need to have rescue procedures in place in the event of a fall.


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