According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death in construction. During the first week of Electrical Safety Month, OSHA held its National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls. Test your fall-protection knowledge here.
Created by: Wesley L. Wheeler
1. In construction, the general threshold for fall protection requirements begins at _______ feet.
2. The top rail of a guardrail system must be capable of withstanding 200 lbs. of downward and outward force. How much force must a mid-rail be capable of withstanding?
A. 100 lbs.
B. 150 lbs.
C. 175 lbs.
D. 200 lbs.
3. What must the rating of the approved anchor point be for a horizontal lifeline that three workers are connected to?
A. 5,000 lbs.
B. 10,000 lbs.
C. 15,000 lbs.
D. 20,000 lbs.
4. What must the rating of an approved anchor point be for a vertical lifeline connected to one worker’s full-body harness as part of a personal fall arrest system (PFAS)?
5. Under general conditions, without exceptions, it is always acceptable to connect two workers to a single vertical lifeline.
6. In 2022, a PFAS consists of the following components except:
A. Connecting device such as a shock-absorbing lanyard
B. Anchor or anchorage device
C. D-ring with a minimal tensile strength of 2,500 lbs.
D. Full-body harness
7. The general fall protection requirement for scaffolds requires that each employee more than _______ feet above a lower level is protected from falling to that level.
8. Safety nets shall be installed as close as practical under the walking/working surface where employees are working, but in no case more than _______ feet below.
9. How much distance should be added to the calculation for the total fall distance when using a shock-absorbing lanyard?
A. 2 ft.
B. 3½ ft.
C. 5½ ft.
D. 6 ft.
10. The proper height-to-base ratio for an extension ladder used on a construction site to gain roof access is _______. In addition, the top of the ladder must extend 3 feet above the roof’s edge.