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Closer Look @ Fall Protection

  • Greater Cleveland Safety Council 1422 Euclid Avenue Suite 1672 Cleveland, OH, 44115 United States (map)

Slips, trips and falls constitute most industry incidents. Falls are also the leading cause of death in the construction industry.  Most fatalities occur when employees fall from open-sided floors and floor openings.  Falls from as little as 4 to 6 feet can cause serious lost-time incidents and sometimes death.

 OSHA’s standards for fall protection include requirements for guardrails, floor and wall openings and holes, industrial stairs and ladders.  It also requires that companies identify their exposures to falls and provide measures to reduce or eliminate them.  Attendees will learn how to develop a fall protection plan.

 Objectives - upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

·         Identify work conditions that prompt the use of fall protection for general industry and construction

·         Develop a fall hazard survey/assessment to identify routine exposure for your employees

·         Develop a fall protection plan that will provide the measures to be taken to reduce or eliminate fall hazards for workers.  It will include active control measures such as fall arrests, fall restraints, work positioning systems and administrative controls, and passive control measures such as elimination, substitution and physical isolation.

·         Selection and use of fall protection equipment including a hands-on demonstration of a personal fall arrest system with harness and lanyards, and discussion regarding equipment maintenance and inspection.

·         Rescue procedures will be discussed should a fall occur

This class will count as a meeting credit for the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.   

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