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A Guide to Fall Prevention in Industry

COURSE NO: C06-011
A Guide to Fall Prevention in Industry
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course demonstrates the basic elements of fall prevention. It will introduce you to the basic principles of fall protection from all heights, with emphasis on falls from low heights. It stresses the importance of educating workers and employers on fall prevention which can reduce the number of injuries and fatalities resulting from falls.


Each year, falls in industrial areas result in hundreds of fatalities. In recent years the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries has measured a trend. While fatal falls from roofs and tall ladders have gradually decreased, fatal falls to the same level and falls to the floor from the same level have increased. The seriousness of injury is not always proportional to the height from which the worker falls. Nearly all falls result from conditions or practices that seem obvious; however, preventing such accidents requires maintaining safe conditions in the workplace and training to ensure safe actions by employees.


This 6 PDH online course is intended for use by engineers, architects and employers interested in gaining a better understanding of fall hazards and fall prevention.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Recognizing fall conditions unique to the industry
  • Preventing falls from elevated surfaces and same level
  • Preventing falls from stairways and ladders
  • Preventing falls on slippery floors and into holes
  • Understanding the effects of lighting conditions, irregular stairs and rails, and unsafe ladders
  • Understanding the effects of shoes, floor surfaces, and housekeeping on falls
  • Understanding the effects of roof slopes and falling objects
  • Learning about the application of fall arrest systems, safety nets guard rails
  • Protecting skylights
  • Familiarizing with related OSHA regulations
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course you will need to review the NCDOL Publication titled, "A Guide to Fall Prevention in Industry", Industry Guide 32, July 2010.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
A Guide to Fall Prevention in Industry (2 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete this course review you will need to take a multiple choice quiz of thirty five (35) questions to earn 6 PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on this NCDOL Publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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