What is the minimum height to wear safety harness?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States doesn’t specify a minimum height at which a safety harness is required based on the height of the individual. Instead, it sets guidelines for the situations in which fall protection is necessary based on the height of the working surface.

According to OSHA standards, fall protection is generally required in the following situations:

  • For construction workers: at heights of 6 feet (1.8 meters) or more above a lower level.
  • For general industry workers: at heights of 4 feet (1.2 meters) or more.
  • For longshoremen: at heights of 8 feet (2.4 meters) or more.
  • For shipyard workers: at heights of 5 feet (1.5 meters) or more.

These standards may vary depending on the type of work being performed and the specific circumstances of the work environment. Always consult the relevant local and industry-specific regulations to ensure compliance with all safety standards.

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