Fall Protection (09-014)
Watching someone slip and fall will usually make us laugh even though we know it may have caused an injury. Most of us have slipped at some point in time ourselves and have lived to talk about it. Unfortunately, there are many people that have fallen and did not live to tell about it. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, falls account for about eight percent of all workplace fatalities and more than 100,000 injuries occur each year as a result of falls. Falls really aren’t something to laugh about!
Your company and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) are committed to providing you a safe and healthy workplace. This program is just one piece of the Fall Protection Program your company uses to teach, train and protect you from fall hazards. OSHA’s regulations require certain steps to be taken to protect you from fall hazards. This program will discuss those required steps.
There are numerous fall hazards and potential fall hazards. The most common are cluttered work areas, wet floors, inattentiveness, floor and wall openings, holes, ramps, runways, protruding nails, loose boards and working at heights. OSHA requires protection for employees working at heights of four feet in general industry and six feet in construction. Employees must be protected from falling into dangerous equipment regardless of height.
The video is 23 minutes and addresses the major areas needed to comply with the standard, including:
- Standard Railing
- Safety Nets
- Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)
- ABCs of PFAS
- Required Fall Protection
- Falling Object Hazards
Included with each video (DVD or VHS) is the printable Leader's Guide on CD, which includes the following:
- Video Program Outline
- Quiz (English & Spanish)
- Answer Key
- Training Log / Sign-in Form
- List of Site Specific Information
- Wallet Card / ID Card
Training Kits below include the DVD or VHS and a CD-Rom containing the following: PowerPoint Presentation (#PP09-014) & Fall Protection Manual (M09-014).