The Naval Safety Center in conjunction with the

The Naval Safety Center in conjunction with the

The Naval Safety Center in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)are participating in the National Safety StandDown to Prevent Fall in Construction* OSHAs campaign is focused on the Construction Industry. The

Navy/Marine Corps participating and providing Fall Protection Awareness in all aspe of the Naval Enterprise. US Navy Shipboard Fall Protection US Navy (Afloat) Fall Protection Instructions are based from: American National Standard Institute (ANSI) Z359

Fall Protection Code Fall Protection Standards (29 CFR 1910) General Industry Shipboard Man Aloft/Over-the-Side Instructions are in accordance with: OPNAVINST 5100.19 Series Volume II paragraph C0804

Developing a Shipboard; Aloft/Overthe-Side Procedures Shipboard Fall Protection is more than just safety rails and harnesses. Fall Protection incorporates: RADHAZ Surveys Fall Protection Equipment (Safety Harnesses, Safety Lanyards, Working Lanyards) Climber Safety Rails and Safety Sleeve devices Topside Life Rail Systems and Accesses (Life Lines)

Slip-resistant deck covering (Non-Skid) for Antenna and Aloft Platforms Tag Out requirements for rotating antennas and stack gases Developing a Shipboard; Aloft/Overthe-Side Procedures (Cont.) Shipboard Man Aloft and Over the Side procedures are developed IAW: OPNAVINST 5100.19 Series

OPNAV 5100/23 Working Aloft Check Sheet OPNAV 5100/23 Working Over-the-Side Check Sheet Each platform should develop a local Man Aloft/Over-theSide Job Qualification Requirement (JQR) for training/qualification of Sailors Tag out requirements should be included in the instruction to ensure all rotating antennas and stack gases are secured Developing a Shipboard Man

Aloft/Over-the-Side Procedures (Cont.) RADHAZ Surveys are conducted every 5 years IAW NAVSEA OP3565 VOL 1 to establish radiation hazard areas or zones Survey results list and display the different radiation zones of the ship to ensure Sailors and their Supervisors are aware of what equipment needs to be properly secured Survey results assist the Fall Protection Manager in writing

the Man Aloft and Over-the-Side procedures tailored for each platform (DDG, LPD, CVN, etc) Developing a Shipboard Man Aloft/Over-the-Side Procedures (Cont.) Included in the procedures are delegated responsibilities for maintaining Fall Protection Equipment:

NAVSURFWARCENDIV Panama City FL DTG 161233Z DEC 11 governs what Safety Harnesses, Safety Lanyards, and Working Lanyards are authorized for shipboard use PMS maintenance for Safety Harnesses, Safety Lanyards, Working Lanyards, and Climber Safety Sleeves IAW MIP 6231/002 or 6231/001 S-1R/S-2R/S-10R Developing a Shipboard Man

Aloft/Over-the-Side Procedures (Cont.) Climber Safety Rail Systems NAVSHIP DWG 804-4563125 PMS maintenance for Climber Safety Rails IAW MIP 6231/002 S-6 Topside Life Rail Systems and Accesses Governed by NSTM 600-18.3 and GSO 612B/612D

PMS maintenance IAW MIP 6121/003 Slip-resistant deck covering (non-skid) IAW NSTM 634-3.22 and -3.24.3, all antenna platforms and working areas aloft must have approved non-skid material Working over the side No Fall Protection

Working Aloft using Fall Protection DBI/SALA crossover harness is a multi-purpose full-body harness. MSA crossover harness is a multi-purpose full-body harness The French Creek crossover safety harness is a multi-purpose full-body harness.

Naval Safety Center Common Fall Protection Discrepancies 1. Safety harnesses, working lanyards, safety lanyards, and climber safety sleeves were not IAW PMS. 60% of Ships REF: PMS MIP 6231/002; 6231/001 2. Supervisory personnel were not familiar with current directives for fall protection equipment and procedures (unauthorized fall protection

equipment). 58% of Ships REF: NAVSURFWARCENDIV PANAMA CITY FL DTG: 161233ZDEC11 3. Climber Safety Rails were installed improperly and/or material condition did not reflect proper PMS. 35% of Ships REF: PMS MIP 6231/002 S-6 4. Topside life rail accesses had incorrect shackles/crescent hooks or were of incorrect length. 35% of Ships REF: NSTM 600-18.3 / GSO 612 D

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