Georgia Tech complies with OSHA Fall Protection standard CFR 1926, Subpart M, Fall Protection. General Safety has developed a program describing requirements and responsibilities regarding fall protection anytime there is a fall hazard of 4 feet or more. The purpose of this procedure is to specify practices and training for the safety of Georgia Tech employees while working on elevated surfaces and ladders. Georgia Tech employees who work at heights of four (4) feet or greater are required to attend training on fall protection. Additionally, those employees working on aerial platforms, scissors lifts, or other elevated platform equipment must receive training on the use of such equipment.
General Safety has developed a roof-top permit that must be completed by the Georgia Tech Permit Issuer prior to performing work on any Georgia Tech roof-tops. This permit must be posted at the point of roof access.