Working at Heights (Fall Protection)

The commitment of Kennesaw State University (KSU) to safety includes effective management of falling hazards to personnel. KSU fully embraces the Hierarchy of Control methods to effectively eliminate falling hazards, as well as employment of fall prevention and protection approaches. Working at heights is often times required; however, exposing an employee, contractor or student to the hazard of falling from heights greater than four feet is unacceptable and would not be consistent with OSHA 29 CFR 1910 or KSU's Working at Heights Policy. KSU requires that any person using ladders, scaffolding, aerial lifts or scissor lifts be trained by a Competent Person. KSU also requires training for any persons using Personal Fall Arrest System (Harnesses and Arrest Lanyards) and that an effective rescue plan be in place.