OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009

Part 9 Fall Protection


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Highlights


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Section 138 Rescue personnel exemption


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Section 139 General protection


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Section 140 Fall protection plan


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Section 141 Instruction of workers


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Section 142 Full body harness


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Section 142.1 Body belt


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Section 142.2 Lanyard


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Section 142.3 Shock aborbers


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Section 143 Connectors, carabiners and snap hooks


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Section 144 Fall arresters


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Section 145 Self retracting device


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Section 146 Descent control device


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Section 147 Life safety rope


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Section 148 Adjustable lanyard for work positioning


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Section 148.1 Rope adjustment device for work positioning


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Section 149 Wood pole climbing


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Section 150 Equipment compatibility


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Section 150.1 Inspection and maintenance


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Section 150.2 Removal from service


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Section 150.3 Prusik and similar knots


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Section 151 Clearance, maximum arresting force and swing


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Sections 152 to 152.4 General comments about anchors


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Section 152 Anchor strength – permanent


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Section 152.1 Anchor strength – temporary


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Section 152.2 Duty to use anchors


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Section 152.3 Independence of anchors


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Section 152.4 Wire rope sling as anchor


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Section 153 Flexible and rigid horizontal lifeline systems


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Section 153.1 Installation of horizontal lifeline systems


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Section 154 Fixed ladders and climbable structures


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Section 155 Fall protection on vehicles and loads


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Section 156 Boom-supported work platforms and aerial devices


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Section 157 Water danger


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Section 158 Leading edge fall protection system


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Section 159 Procedures in place of fall protection equipment


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Section 160 Work positioning


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Section 161 Control zones