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 Fall Protection Program Guidance

The Navy Fall Protection program requirements are outlined in the Navy Safety and Occupational Health Program Manual, OPNAVINST 5100.23G, Chapter 13.  The following guidance documents have been published to assist in clarifying the types of Fall Protection (FP) choices and the requirements associated with each control methodology.  The Activity FP program manager, competent person or individual user of FP equipment must be adequately trained commensurate with their program responsibilities.

You can check NAVFAC's website for fall-protection product recalls by clicking here.

 Shore Fall Protection Guide (May 2015) - This Guide outlines a hierarchy of controls, criteria and requirements for developing and managing fall protection programs to protect all Navy personnel (military and Department of Navy civilians) at Navy Shore Facilities. 

Fall Protection Guide Summary List of Changes. (Click here

 Fall Protection Guide for Aircraft Maintenance and Inspection Falls from aircraft working surfaces are potential sources of injuries and fatalities.  This guidance has been incorporated into the August 2013 Shore Fall Protection Guide linked above.    

 Interim Policy for 29 CFR 1915.71(j)(1) 

 OSHA 's Fall Protection Training Guide with "tool box talks":  

     Educational Materials and Resources   


     Media Resources 

 Fall Protection for Architects and Engineers Performing Roof Assessment & Inspection: 

     Awareness Training Brief for A&E Personnel for Roof Inspection and Assessment  (pdf) - Discusses the hazards of flat and low-slope roofs, control zones within 6 feet of the unprotected edge, control measures and safe alternatives for access.

     FP Guide for Roof Inspection and Assessment Work  (doc) - Companion guidance document to the awareness training. 

     Fall Protection Checklist for Inspectors performing Roof Assessments  (xls) - Pre-Inspection Checklist

     Fall Mishap Trend Safety Poster | 757-444-3520 ext 7820 | Last Reviewed May 20, 2015