Don’t Slip, Trip or Fall for It! General Industry Requirements for Fall Protection

There seem to be a lot of misconceptions and misunderstanding about the definition and application of fall protection requirements for General Industry. Fall protection is viewed and applied differently in the General Industry standards than it is in the Construction standards.

Through this presentation, the speaker hopes to clarify the differences, and how the General Industry and Construction regulations are applied to those workers not involved in “construction” work. Included are details of the definitions and requirements that apply under this standard. Also discussed are efforts by OSHA to bridge the gap and provide total fall protection coverage for these workers.

: October 2, 2014
TIME: 3:00PM ET - 2:00PM CT - 12:00 PT


Chuck Paulausky, CHMM, is President of CP Safety & Environmental LLC, a consulting firm providing EPA & OSHA compliance support, and worker’s compensation loss control/risk assessment services. Since 1989, Chuck has been providing safety and environmental support to manufacturers and other industries in Arizona, Texas, California, Minnesota, Washington, Utah, Europe, and Asia. Chuck is active in several professional and business organizations. Chuck has been an annual planning committee member and presenter for the Gatekeeper Regulatory Roundup, Arizona’s premier professional development event since its inception in 2005.


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Duration: 1 Hour