Fall Protection – The Basics

29 CFR 1926.500

Employers must provide fall protection equipment and appropriate training for their employees. The General Contractor shall be responsible for their employees and sub-contractors, and shall have a “competent person” on-site at all times.

Communication Safety Policy


In accordance with the requirements of the Amherst College Environmental Health & Safety Policy, the following guidelines have been established to reduce the risk of incident and injury when it comes to working in hazardous areas and locations such as tunnels, electrical and mechanical spaces and the Heating Plant. It is also to be used when an employee of the Amherst College Physical Plant is called upon to work after hours, especially when working without the assistance of another Amherst College Physical Plant employee.