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Risk Management for Work at Height

Graham Marshall - Wednesday, May 25, 2011
As an Australian Safety Practitioner, it is simply astonishing that OSHA Regulations in the USA allow for "free-climbing" in ways shown in this video!

Below is a reference from  Section 1910.269(g)(2)(v) of OSHA regulations which states:

"Fall protection equipment is not required to be used by a qualified employee climbing or changing location on poles, towers, or similar structures, unless conditions, such as, but not limited to, ice, high winds, the design of the structure (for example, no provision for holding on with hands), or the presence of contaminants on the structure, could cause the employee to lose his or her grip or footing".

The worker is more than 550 meters above ground surface on an antennae with no fall restraint.  Astounding!

You'll be scared! 

Click here to watch.
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