Cal / OSHA Construction Fall Protection

This course will review the hazards associated with slips, trips, and falls in construction, safety standards, and best practices.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
English
Course Length: 2 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to Cal/OSHA Construction Fall Protection Safety
  • Fall Protection Requirements for Construction Activities
  • Fall Prevention and Protection Systems
  • Ladders and Scaffolds

Course Description

There are many situations in the construction industry that can lead to slips, trips, and falls. The controls needed to prevent these hazards are usually obvious and easily implemented, but they are often ignored or overlooked. Throughout this course, we will review the hazards associated with slips, trips, and falls in construction, safety standards, and best practices that can help prevent these hazards.

Our Cal/OSHA Construction Fall Protection Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.

Course Outline

Cal / OSHA Construction Fall Protection Course Outline

About This Course

Course Objectives

Introduction to Cal/OSHA Construction Fall Protection Safety

  • Key Terms
  • Injury Statistics
  • Cal/OSHA Construction Fall Protection Regulations
  • Fall Protection Trigger Heights
  • Employer Responsibilities

Fall Protection Requirements for Construction Activities

  • Cranes and Derricks
  • Cranes and Derricks-Fall Protection Requirements by Task
  • Steel Erection-General Requirements
  • Steel Erection-Safety Training Requirements
  • Steel Erection-Fall Protection Requirements by Task
  • Steel Erection-Controlled Decking Zones
  • Roofing

Fall Prevention and Protection Systems

  • Guardrails
  • Toeboards and Covers
  • Required Guardrail, Toeboard, or Cover Protection by Location
  • Personal Fall Arrest, Personal Fall Restraint, and Positioning Device Systems
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems-Components
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems-Employer Requirements
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems-Standards
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems-Additional Standards
  • Personal Fall Restraint Systems
  • Positioning Device Systems
  • Safety Net Systems
  • Site-Specific Fall Protection Plan
  • Site-Specific Fall Protection Plan-Elements
  • Controlled Access Zones
  • Safety Monitoring Systems

Ladders and Scaffolds

  • Ladders-General Requirements
  • Ladders-Safety Training Requirements
  • Ladders-Placement
  • Ladders-Safe Usage
  • Scaffolds-General Requirements
  • Scaffolds-Erection and Dismantling
  • Scaffolds-Working Loads
  • Scaffolds-Safe Usage

Summary

Additional Resources

Exam

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

Cal/OSHA construction safety orders establish minimum safety standards whenever employment exists in connection with construction, alteration, painting, repairing, construction maintenance, renovation, removal, or wrecking of any fixed structure or its parts. The orders also apply to all excavations not covered by other safety orders for a specific industry or operation.

How often is retraining or recertification required?

Retraining is required in at least the following situations:

  1. Initial Training
  2. Where changes at the worksite present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or
  3. Where changes present a hazard in which an employee has not been previously trained; or
  4. Where inadequacies in an affected employee’s work involving fall hazards indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite proficiency.

What are the governing regulations?

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, is charged with protecting the health and safety of workers in California. Most of the Cal/OSHA regulations related to fall protection in construction can be found in 8 CCR, Chapter 4. Division of Industrial Safety, Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders. The full text of the Cal/OSHA standards can be found online at the California Department of Labor Relations website. A link to this website is provided in the Additional Resources section at the end of this course.

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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