Fall Protection: Real World Training and Equipment Needed to Protect Your Workers

Fall Protection leads OSHA’s Top 10 List of the most frequently cited violations for Fiscal Year 2017. OSHA publishes this Top 10 List so employers are aware that far too many preventable injuries occur at worksites most commonly from the lack of, or no, fall protection and the absence of properly trained personnel , authorized person(s), who work from heights and who wear and use fall protection equipment.

In this webinar, we will discuss the definition of an “Authorized Person” and the training requirements of OSHA 1910.130 for Authorized Person(s); the Hierarchy of Fall Protection - eliminating the hazard, passive system, fall restraint, fall arrests and administrative controls; the four basic principles of Fall Protection including primary vs secondary protection and rescue and descent, leading edge vs sharp edge, and the latest equipment available to ensure your Authorized Persons are fully protected before working in a hazardous environment .

By attending this webinar, attendees will:

1. Understand the definition of an Authorized Person and real world training requirements
2. Understand the Hierarchy and Basic Principles of Fall Protection, including Primary and Secondary Protection
3. Become knowledgeable on the newest technology available for Fall Protection

Register below for this free webinar
: December 12, 2018
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Chris Koester is the owner of Priority One Safe-T, LLC, an emergency response and standby rescue services and training firm for industrial and manufacturing companies. He is also a captain with the Springfield, MO Fire Department and has over 21 years of experience as a volunteer and career firefighter. He holds numerous firefighting and instructor certifications, and is an adjunct instructor for the Northeast Technology Center, and University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute. Chris has been a Hazardous Materials Technician for over 15 years and is a member of the Southwest Missouri Incident Support Team, the Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute (HMTRI), the Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE), the Community College Consortium for Health & Safety Training (CCCHST), the National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety (NIEHS), the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and the Joplin Safety Alliance. Chris can be reached at [email protected]


Sphera is the largest global provider of Integrated Risk Management software and information services with a focus on Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Operational Risk and Product Stewardship. For more than 30 years, Sphera has advanced Operational Excellence by serving more than 3,000 customers and over 1 million individual users across 70-plus countries to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world. https://sphera.com/ 

Gorbel has been providing solutions to keep workers safe since 1977. Our Tether Track™ Rigid Rail Fall Arrest Systems provide a reliable, cost-effective solution to reduce the risk of injury in elevated work environments. Gorbel®’s Road Ranger Mobile Anchor provides fall protection where you need it, indoors or out, and is rated for towing up to 65 MPH. www.gorbel.com

Duration: 1 Hour

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