OSHA estimates that due to falls from elevations covered under subpart M, every year at least 68,000 injuries and 95 fatalities occur. One OSHA study of 99 fall-related fatalities suggests that virtually all of those deaths could have been prevented by the use of guardrails, body belts, body harnesses, safety nets, covers, or other means which would reduce employee exposure to the fall hazard.
This course teaches employees to use fall protection systems in construction settings. Main topics include: the OSHA fall protection standards, fall protection systems, selection of fall protection measures, and inspection and maintenance of fall protection systems.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the consequences of workplace falls
- List six fall protection solutions
- Describe when and how fall protection systems are commonly used
- Identify instances when retraining is necessary
- Explain the steps involved in performing a fall protection inspection.
This course is intended for all construction workers whose jobs require fall protection and their supervisors.
This course has these features and more:
- Easy navigation
- Supplementary material
- Links to regulations
- Real-world scenarios
- Objective-based exams