The leading cause of death in the construction industry is from falls. As a result, construction workers must have fall protection when working at a height of six feet or more. In addition, employers must provide a Fall Protection training program to all construction workers who might be exposed to fall hazards. This course describes the standards, hazards, and hazard controls that can be used to protect the health and safety of construction workers. This course will provide the participants with an overview of state-of-the-art technology for fall protection and current OSHA requirements, including the principles of fall protection, the components of fall arrest systems, the limitations of fall arrest equipment, and OSHA policies regarding fall protection. Course Objectives: Identify various types of fall protection and their components; Recognize fall hazards and identify abatement methods for fall hazards; Define the proper use of fall protection equipment and personal fall arrest systems.
Instructor: Thomas Miller