The University of Maryland is committed to providing a safe work environment that is free of recognized hazards and to make sure Students, Faculty and Staff who work from heights with unprotected sides or edges greater than the applicable OSHA Standards receive Fall Protection Training. OSHA’s Industrial Standard requires Fall Protection when working from heights greater than four feet and the Construction Standard requires Fall Protection when working from heights greater than six feet above a lower level.
UMD ESSR has developed this fall protection video and checklist linked below that
will help you to safely approach jobs requiring work from heights. For any help with
this work, please contact Occupational Safety and Health directly at 202-405-2887.