Injuries continue to occur at an alarming rate. Through analysis of a study involving 99 fall-related fatalities, OSHA has concluded that virtually all of these deaths could have been prevented by the use of guardrails, body belts, body harnesses, safety nets, covers, or other means that would reduce employee exposure to fall hazards. It also concluded that although accidents are generally complex events, involving a combination a factors, compliance with 29 CFR 1926, Subpart M is necessary to protect employees from on the job fall hazards. The information in this 4-hour training program is based upon the OSHA Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry. The purpose is to provide essential information and training to employees so that they can comply with Subpart M, and other applicable standards and make informed knowledgeable decisions regarding the fall protective measures necessary for their particular worksite.
What will you learn from fall protection training? The nature of fall hazards in the work area; The correct procedures for erecting, maintaining, disassembling, and inspecting fall protection systems. The use and operation of various systems i.e., guardrails, personal fall arrest, safety nets, warning lines, safety monitoring, and controlled access zones; The limitations on the use of mechanical equipment during the performance of roofing work on low-sloped roofs.