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Fall Protection 29 CFR 1910 / 1926

General Background:

Approximately 300,000 disabling injuries occur in work-related falls each year. 85% of workers surviving falls lose time from their jobs. This poses a serious problem for exposed workers and their employer. The OSHA Safety Standards establish uniform requirements to make sure that the hazards elevated falls in U.S. workplaces are evaluated, and that this hazard information is transmitted to all affected workers.

The following course outline is designed to make employees aware of the hazards associated with work performed from elevated heights as well as proper fall protection practices.

  1. Introduction – Requirements for General Industry / Construction
    1. OSHA General Industry Requirements
    2. OSHA Construction Requirements
    3. Similarities and Differences between the two
  2. Hazard Prevention and Control (Worksite Analysis)
    1. Hazard Analysis
    2. Fall and Fall Objects Hazards
    3. High Risk Types of Work
  3. Fall Hazard Definitions
  4. Elements of a Fall
    1. Free Fall Distance
    2. Body Weight
    3. Shock Absorption
  5. Fall Protection System
    1. Fall Arrest System Considerations
    2. Component Compatibility Considerations
    3. Anchorage Considerations
    4. Categories of Fall Protection Systems:
      1. Positioning of suspension systems
      2. Rescue and retrieval systems
      3. Fall arrest systems
      4. Roof systems

NOTE: CSEM, Inc. may be contacted in the future to schedule a workplace evaluation and program review in an effort to help maintain compliance with this regulation.