1 Day, 7.5 Instructional Hours
7.5 MESH Hours (Manager of Environmental Safety and Health)
7.5 PDHs (Professional Development Hours for Engineers)
National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction—This national event is scheduled for May 7–11, 2018. OSHA has numerous resources available for you to share in a stand down event with your staff, and our organization will be holding this FREE course to provide you with a foundation of fall prevention principles and methods to train young workers.
About this Event:
This course provides an overview of the identification, evaluation and prevention of fall hazards in the construction industry, focusing on falls to a lower level rather than falls to the same level resulting from slips and falls. Additional information will be presented on the unique learning styles of young workers.
This course is recommended for the small construction employer, business owner or manager who needs to obtain information about fall hazards in the workplace. The training is also suitable for employees and employee representatives.
Participants should note that while this course has a primary emphasis on the construction industry, it is applicable for general industry environments with construction or maintenance work in progress.
- Identify factors that contribute to common fall hazards
- Discuss methods to control and prevent the hazards
- Recognize unique learning needs of young workers in the construction industry
- Identifying, analyzing, and preventing fall hazards associated with scaffolds, ladders and roofs
- OSHA regulations and resources addressing fall protection
- Methods for training young workers
Participants are encouraged to bring questions that are unique to their working environment for discussion in the course.
This material was produced under grant number SH-31199-SH7 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.