OSHA Construction Fall Protection

This course covers the standard, hazards, and hazard controls that can be used to protect the health and safety of construction workers.

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

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to OSHA Construction Fall Protection Safety
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Fall Protection Systems
  • Falling Hazards
  • Falling Objects
  • General Safety and Standards

Course Description

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 for all construction workers who might be exposed to fall hazards. This course describes the standard, hazards, and hazard controls that can be used to protect the health and safety of construction workers.

The Construction Fall Protection Training course consists of content, audio, graphics, self-check questions and a final exam.

Course Outline

OSHA Construction Fall Protection Course Outline

About This Course

Course Objectives

Introduction to OSHA Construction Fall Protection Safety

  • Key Terms
  • High-risk Activities
  • Statistics
  • OSHA Regulations

Rights and Responsibilities

  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Training
  • Site-specific Fall Protection Plan
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Workers’ Rights

Fall Protection Systems

  • Guardrail Systems
  • Safety Net Systems
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems-Components
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems-Standards
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems-Additional Standards
  • Positioning Device Systems
  • Additional Fall Protection Systems
  • Warning Line Systems
  • Controlled Access Zones
  • Safety Monitoring Systems

Falling Hazards

  • Cranes and Derricks
  • Steel Erection
  • Underground Construction
  • Leading Edges and Bricklaying
  • Roofing
  • Residential Work
  • Other Hazards

Falling Objects

  • Hazard Reduction and Elimination
  • Overhead Protection with Safety Nets
  • Specifics of Overhead Protection

General Safety and Standards

  • Scaffolding
  • Supported and Suspended Scaffolding
  • Scaffolding Access
  • Scaffolding General Safety Tips
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Aerial Lift Dangers
  • Aerial Lifts-General Safety
  • Ladder Types and OSHA Safety
  • Ladders-General Safety

Summary

Additional Resources

Exam

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

According to OSHA 29 CFR 1926.503(a)(1) every employee who might be exposed to fall hazards shall receive training on recognizing the hazards of falling, and the procedures to be followed in order to minimize these hazards.

How often is retraining or recertification required?

According to OSHA 29 CFR 1926.503(c)(1):

Retraining. When the employer has reason to believe that any affected employee who has already been trained does not have the understanding and skill required by paragraph (a) of this section, the employer shall retrain each such employee. Circumstances where retraining is required include, but are not limited to, situations where:

(1) Changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete; or
(2) Changes in the types of fall protection systems or equipment to be used render previous training obsolete; or
(3) Inadequacies in an affected employee’s knowledge or use of fall protection systems or equipment indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite understanding or skill.

What are the governing regulations?

This online course satisfies the training and retraining requirements for the OSHA 29 CFR § 1926 Subpart M Construction Fall Protection Standard, including Residential Construction Fall Protection.

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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