Operating Experience Level 3 Document - Fall Protection Can Prevent Serious Injuries
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Type:  DOE OPEX

Publisher:  U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Occupational Safety and Health, Operations, Maintenance

The attached Operating Experience Level 3 (OE-3) document provides information about recent incidents at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities in which fall protection requirements were not followed. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls from elevations are the leading cause of worker fatalities in the U.S. construction industry. OSHA requires that employers provide fall protection at elevations of 6 feet or greater. The OE-3 reviews DOE elevated work events without fall protection and common corrective actions that reinforce work planning and a questioning attitude.

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