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ACGIH 13-003

Falls from Height: A Guide to Rescue Planning

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Organization: ACGIH
Publication Date: 1 January 2013
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Falls from Height fully bridges the gap betweenplanning and execution, steering readers towardsimple workplace-specific solutions. Moreover, itexplains how to develop and implement a comprehensiveprotection program, enabling all organizationsand their employees to fully prepare themselvesto respond to a fall from height.

The book is divided into four parts:

  • Part I: Regulatory Considerations, Rescue Plans, and Developinga Rescue Capability underscores the need for a rescue program,explaining how to fully leverage available resources to optimize theprogram.
  • Part II: Equipment, Systems, and Skills details the skills that allrescuers should have and the equipment they need to perform a rescueat height.
  • Part III: Putting It All Together discusses principles of rigging,single-rescuer methods, and group-rescuer methods.
  • Part IV: Successful Workplace Planning examines the uniquechallenges of different workplace environments and then offers astep-by-step guide for implementing the recommendations in thebook.

Based on the premise that a fallen worker must be rescued quickly andefficiently, without putting others in harm's way, Falls from Height is amust for all workplace responders, enabling them to prepare for andrespond to fall victims like experienced rescuers.

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ACGIH 13-003
January 1, 2013
Falls from Height: A Guide to Rescue Planning
Falls from Height fully bridges the gap betweenplanning and execution, steering readers towardsimple workplace-specific solutions. Moreover, itexplains how to develop and implement a...
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