OSHA Fall Protection Training
Federal regulation states that all employees exposed to such fall hazards must be trained to identify hazards and apply a fall protection method.
What is OSHA Fall Protection Training?
According to OSHA, one of the most common reasons for workplace injuries and fatalities are falls. The working height for workers in the construction industry is 6 feet and 4 feet for those in general industry. Employers in these industries are required to protect their employees from fall hazards in their workplace. Further, federal regulation states that all employees exposed to such fall hazards must be trained to identify hazards and must learn how to apply a fall protection method.
OSHA Fall Protection Training is required for all employees exposed to fall hazards. The Fall Protection Training is designed to educate employees on how to recognize a fall hazard in their specific industry. Do your general industry employees know that anytime they are working 4 feet above a lower level they must have fall protection? Do your construction employees know that they need to have fall protection at 6 feet? Training your employees to know information like this can help your company avoid OSHA citations. There are several fall protection methods that can be used to control fall hazards in your workplace. Fall Protection Training will cover guardrail systems, hole covers, personal fall arrest systems, warning line systems, safety monitor systems and other methods that will help your company be fall protection complaint.
After completing the training, your employees will be able to:
- Identify fall hazards in their workplace
- How to use the most practical fall protection method
- How to wear and inspect fall protection equipment
Insure Compliance will meet with your employees and conduct an in-person fall protection training that will cover the specific fall protection method that best applies to your business. The training provided will ensure your company fulfills OSHA’s training requirements.
- 1926.503(a) The employer shall provide a training program for each employee who might be exposed to fall hazards. The program shall enable each employee to recognize the hazards of falling and shall train each employee in the procedures to be followed in order to minimize these hazards.
- 1910.30(a)(1) Before any employee is exposed to a fall hazard, the employer must provide training for each employee who uses personal fall protection systems or who is required to be trained as specified elsewhere in this subpart.
Why should I do an OSHA Fall Protection Training?
Having employees trained to properly use fall protection is greatly beneficial because it improves employee safety and ensures your company complies with OSHA regulations. A full list of OSHA fall protection training for employees includes:
- Different types of fall protection methods
- Inspect and store fall protection equipment
- Requirements for a fall arrest rescue plan
This service is often combined with:
Ladder Safety training
Fall Protection Rescue Plan
Injury and Illness Protection Program
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