Anchor points are one of the main ways to prevent falls while working in high places or when exposed to a potential fall. Today’s Safety Saturday moment discusses proper anchor points.
It’s important to have a strong anchor point- one capable of supporting 5,000 lbs per worker, according to OSHA. Some examples of proper anchor points include steel members, I-beams, beam clamps, concrete eyebolts, a fall protection cart, and roofing top anchors. Common job site items that should never be used are ductwork, portable guardrails, ladders, conduit plumbing, and overhead piping.
Until next time, from all of us at the W. L. French Safety Department, stay safe out there.