Fall Protection in Construction
This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides an overview of the basic OSHA guidelines for fall protection for protecting workers against potential fall hazards.
In the construction industry in the U.S., falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities. Each year, on average, between 150 and 200 workers are killed and more than 100,000 are injured as a result of falls at construction sites. OSHA recognizes that accidents involving falls are generally complex events frequently involving a variety of factors. Consequently, the standard for fall protection deals with both the human and equipment-related issues in protecting workers from fall hazards.
This 1 PDH online course is intended for employers/business owners, engineers, managers and construction workers interested in better understanding the Fall Protection in Construction requirements and the reasons behind them.
This continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Identifying potential fall hazards
- Selecting fall protection systems appropriate for existing conditions
- Implementing proper construction and installation of safety systems
- Training and supervising employees in the proper selection, use and maintenance of fall protection systems
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