OSHA's Fall Protection Safety Best Practices: Understanding the Changing Requirements for General Industry and Construction
Within the past decade, fall prevention violations are No. 1 on OSHA's list of most-violated construction standards, and they often result in tragic outcomes for workers and cost businesses a substantial amount of money and damage to their reputations. It is fair to say that the indoor industrial work environment - including factories, warehouses, and manufacturing plants - also can harbor fall hazards. Such settings create numerous opportunities for tripping, slipping and falling, thanks to greasy floors, damaged steps, clutter, and uneven walking surfaces.
It is easy to take shortcuts and let your guard down for a second or two. However, as an employer, it is important to understand fall safety practices to ensure that not only your facility is compliant with OSHA standards, but also to create a safe, fall-free working environment for your employees.
Regrettable events can happen to anyone and any business at any time. Taking chances in safety practices is simply not an option, especially when you are responsible for dozens of lives. The sooner you start establishing and implementing fall safety guidelines within your organization, the better prepared you are in protecting your workers and your business from tragic accidents.
This online training course follows OSHA requirements for fall protection training for the construction worker who might be exposed to fall hazards. This program enables the employee to recognize the hazards of falling and trains them in the procedures to be followed to minimize these hazards. With falls from heights being the leading cause of occupational fatalities, it is not only imperative that employers train their employees; it is also mandated by law, CFR 1926.503. Employers are required to verify compliance with the training requirements and maintain a written certification record. All employees who are, or may be, exposed to falls from heights. It should also be taken by employees previously trained but who may lack the understanding or skill required to protect themselves from falls.
Why Should You Attend:
Fall Protection is one of the "Focus 4" Compliance Efforts from OSHA. Having the right Fall Protection working in General Industry and Construction is critical to protect workers from injuries and fatalities. A workplace fall can have a devastating impact on any organization. Not only our workers and their families impacted by a significant workplace fall injury or illness but companies have to spend a lot of money in paying workers compensation premiums. In addition, a significant workplace injury or illness can open up an organization to increased scrutiny by OSHA leading to monetary fines and workplace citations being issued. If a workplace fall fatality occurs, in addition to OSHA fines, employees can have criminal charges filed and end up in jail. This webinar will give a comprehensive overview of the OSHA Fall Protection Requirements for General Industry and Construction. Site-specific Fall Protection question and answers will be answered and addressed.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Define the "Focus 4" of OSHA Compliance as it relates to Fall Protection
- Define the impacts of not having proper Fall Protection Procedures or Fall Protection Equipment at a job site
- Train Employees and Supervisors on the fundamentals of OSHA Fall Protection Requirements for General Industry and Construction
- Learn how to effectively implement a Fall Protection Program at your Facility
- Learn Fall Protection Safety Best Practices
- Answer Site-Specific Question and Concerns
Who will Benefit:
- Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Professionals
- EHS Engineers/Managers
- Loss Prevention Personnel
- Human Resource Coordinators and Managers
- Plant Managers
- General Managers
- Legal Counsel
- Safety Committee Members
- Maintenance Managers
- Production Supervisors
- Plant Engineers
- Construction Employees
- Construction Foreman etc
- Company and Facility Health and Safety Managers
- Warehouse Workers
- Maintenance Mechanics
- Skilled Trades Technicians
- Boiler Engineers
- Industrial Operators
Joe Keenan is a highly experienced Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and human resources professional and management consultant with over 21 years of experience. He received his Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing Green Belt in 2005, MBA with a human resource management concentration in 2007 and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 2011. He currently serves as President of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). Mr. Keenan has served on the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA) Region IV Board of Directors as a Director at Large from 2013-2015. Since 2002, he is an OSHA General Industry and Construction 10/30-Hour Authorized Outreach Trainer.