Dec 04

Online Event

Why Should You Attend: OSHA has been targeting Fall Protection in every occupation that has employees working at level 6 ft. above ground. Falls cause more employee injuries than any other accident in all venues, large and small. Trips and falls are lumped together in accident cases. Debris and other trip hazards left in hallways, stairs, and walkways can cause serious injuries. Uneven floors including broken concrete, raised sections, broken holes, warped wood and other damage to walking surfaces can cause trips resulting in serious fall injuries. When you get above the 6 ft. level, Personal Protective systems are required by OSHA regulations. Knowledge of this regulation is absolutely imperative for the protection of the employees and the bottom line for most corporations and small businesses. Even sole operation of a business requires you to have a personal knowledge of fall hazards. As a sole proprietor of a small business, you are not required to have a formal written OSHA program but injury to you will effectively stop your income and may even cause you to go out of business. This 90 minute OSHA fall protection webinar training will give you knowledge in the areas as defined in OSHA Fall Protection Program, 29 CFR 1926.500 – 503 Appendix A thru E. This will not be an exhaustive study of the OSHA regulation but an overview of the entire law that can guide you into an understanding to implement the required program. Attending this webinar will help you understand the requirements of the Fall Protection Program and to be able to write an acceptable program for implementation by companies, to know what is acceptable fall protection equipment and to understand the role of the competent person and their qualifications. Areas Covered in the Webinar: - The scope of this regulation Responsibility of compliance Pitfalls of non-compliance - Who is covered by this regulation - Supervisors (various levels) - Employees (personal) - What is an anchor point Who determines anchor Importance of anchor - What Safety equipment is required - Safety harness - Lanyards - Netting What are engineering controls Hole covers - Railings - What decisions have to be determined before choosing fall - protection - Height to ground Anchor points Length of lanyards - What is a low slope roof - 1 x 0 (level) - 1 x 1 - 1 x 2 What are railings Proper erection height - Mid rail - Toe boards - Some alternatives to safety harnesses and lanyards - Engineering controls - Who is a competent person