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Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry (4 hr.) 

OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M — Fall Protection; and 1910.23 — Guarding Floor & Wall Openings & Holes Training Certification.


This course covers the identification, evaluation, prevention and control of fall hazards in  the construction industry. The course focuses on falls to a lower level rather than falls to the same level resulting from slips and falls.

OSHA states that 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. Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. Employers must take measures in their workplaces to prevent employees from falling off overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls. 

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.

Course topics include:

• principles of fall protection, components and limitations of fall arrest systems; Demonstrations with Harnesses; • Lanyards, Self-retracting Lifelines, Anchor Points, etc.; • Tie-off Techniques; • Estimation of Free Fall Distance; • Application Limits; • Proper Anchoring; • Swing Fall; • Total Fall Distance to Prevent Striking a Lower Level; • Vertical and Horizontal Lifelines; • Elongation; • Deceleration Distance; • Equipment Inspection Process ; • Equipment Inspection Process; • Safety Monitoring and Warning Line Systems • class A, B and leading edge srl’s; • swing fall and free fall distance.

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