The Resource Falls from height : a guide to rescue planning, Loui McCurley

Falls from height : a guide to rescue planning, Loui McCurley

Falls from height : a guide to rescue planning
Falls from height
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a guide to rescue planning
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Loui McCurley
"Occupational fall protection has grown substantially as a safety practice over the past two decades. This book guides the reader in creating a comprehensive plan for post-fall rescue and retrieval in the workplace. Chapters lay out, step by step, a valuable roadmap to follow in developing specific plans for effecting prompt rescue at work locations. This essential book for safety managers and planners aids the employer in making informed decisions in advance about the who, what, when, and how of emergency rescue in the critical first moments following an accidental fall"--
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Falls from height : a guide to rescue planning, Loui McCurley
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  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; How to Use this Book; Your Success; Acknowledgments; PART I: Regulatory Considerations, Rescue Plans, and Developing a Rescue Capability; CHAPTER 1: The Reason for Rescue; Regulatory Requirements; Protecting Employees at Height; State Plans; Standards; Fall-Protection Plan; Fall Protection Systems for Rescuers; Passive Fall Protection; Rope Access; Fall Restraint; Fall Arrest; Fall Containment Systems; Exclusions; Summary; Post-Chapter Quiz; Answer Key; CHAPTER 2: Developing a Post-Fall Rescue Plan
  • Communications during DescentPersonal Escape; Practicing Emergency Escape from a Platform; Practicing Emergency Escape from Fall Arrest; Post-Chapter Quiz; Answer Key; PART III: Putting It All Together; CHAPTER 7: Principles of Rigging; Gravity; Friction; Angles; Vector Forces; Exercising the Concepts; Anchor Systems; Anchorages; Anchorage System Performance; Rollout; Tensionless Anchorage; Load-Sharing Anchor Systems; Back Ties; Change of Direction; Rescue Systems for Lowering; Rescue Systems for Raising; Rescue System Belays; Safety Factors; Summary; Post-Chapter Quiz; Answer Key
  • Needs AssessmentOrganization and Group Development; Operational Organization; Preparing Responders; Knowledge and Skills; Summary; Post-Chapter Quiz; Answer Key; PART II: Equipment, Systems, and Skills; CHAPTER 4: Equipment for Co-Worker Responders; Regulatory Requirements for PPE; Fall Protection PPE versus Rescue PPE; Clothing and Personal GEAR; Harnesses; Helmet; Lanyards; Connectors; Braking Devices; Rope Grabs; Personal Escape Systems; Summary; Post-Chapter Quiz; Answer Key; CHAPTER 5: Rescue Equipment and Systems; Considerations in Selecting Equipment; Equipment Strength; Safety Margins
  • Ropes for RescueMeasuring Rope Performance; Slings and Webbing; Edge Protection; Connectors; Braking/Descent Devices; Rope Grabs; Pulleys; Multi-Function Rescue Devices; Subject Holding Device; Litters; Pre-Engineered Rescue Systems; Care, Inspection, and Retirement of Rescue Gear; Summary; Post-Chapter Quiz; Answer Key; CHAPTER 6: Personal Skills for Rescuers; Rescuer Safety; Ropes and Terminations; Knot Terminology; End Knots; Midline Knots; Joining Two Ropes; Anchorages; Personal Safety; Access and Egress; Free Climbing; Ladders; Belaying; Ascending; Descending
  • Sometimes Workers FallSuspension Intolerance; Creating a Preplan; Emergency Response Planning; Preparing for Post-Fall Rescue; Post-Fall Rescue Capabilities; Worksite Considerations; Contributing Factors; Protocols; Notification of the Incident; Individual Responsibilities; Personal Escape; Co-Worker Assisted Rescue; Professional Rescue; Coordination with External Resources; Summary; Post-Chapter Quiz; Answer Key; CHAPTER 3: Program Development and Incident Management; Employees as Responders; Selecting Co-worker Assisted Rescue Responders; Forming Co-worker Assisted Rescue Capabilities
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  • (OCoLC)830837622
  • pebcs111864039X

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    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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