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805 Fall Protection in Construction
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In the U.S. construction industry, falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities and one of OSHA's most commonly cited violations. On average, between 150 and 200 workers are killed and more than 100,000 are injured as a result of falls at construction sites each year. This course looks at how to identify fall hazards, fall protection systems, the importance of training, inspection and maintenance of equipment, and rescuing at height.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
ID Objective
TO 1.0 Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the final course assessment.
LO 1.1.1 Describe accident types, fall hazards, and protective measures using the fall protection hierarchy of controls.
LO 1.2.1 Describe the elements of a fall protection program and the duties of competent and qualified persons.
LO 1.3.1 Discuss identifying, analyzing, and evaluating hazards, and describe methods to control exposure to fall hazards.
LO 1.4.1 Describe supported and suspended scaffold hazards and safe practices.
LO 1.5.1 Describe personal fall arrest/restraint systems and associated best practices.
LO 1.6.1 Describe positioning, guardrail, safety net, warning line, and slide guard, safety monitoring systems, and requirements for catch platforms, hole covers, and protection against falling objects.
LO 1.7.1 Discuss the KSA safety education model (instruction, training, and evaluation), employer responsibilities, trainer qualifications, and the benefits of hands-on training.
LO 1.8.1 Describe fall protection equipment inspection and maintenance requirements, and best practices when using equipment that requires employees to work at elevation.
LO 1.9.1 Discuss requirements and procedures for conducting rescue at height.

Key: Terminal Objective (TO), Learning Objective (LO)