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Order IR 3900.72A - Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) Fall Protection Program (FPP)

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IR 3900.72A
Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) Fall Protection Program (FPP)
Date issued
Office of Primary Responsibility
AIR-900, Enterprise Operations Division
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Order purpose statement

The purpose of this order is to provide requirements and guidelines to protect AIR personnel from falls while performing work related duties on or near unprotected elevated working surfaces that are at or greater than 4 feet above the next lowest level. This order is applicable to industrial-type work locations and aircraft accident investigation sites. Additionally, this order assists in the identification and evaluation of fall hazards to which employees may be exposed and to provide specific training as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Fall Protection Standards. It is beyond the scope of this document to address slip/trip/fall hazards in office environments. Appendix A, Fall Protection Definitions, defines many of the terms used in this order.


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Cancelled documents
Number Title Date
IR 3900.72 Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) Fall Protection Program (FPP) 2018-04-09