California OSHA Fall Protection Course (1 Hour)

Course Details

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TIME TO COMPLETE: Approximately 45 mins
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 0.1 CEUs, 1 contact hours
REGULATIONS SATISFIED: Provide a greater understanding of fall hazards in construction and other tasks performed above ground, as well as more caution when performing such jobs, and better use of personal fall arrest systems.  This course will meet the requirements of 8 CCR, Sections 1669-1671.2, 3284, 3299 and all other applicable standards.
NOTE: If you are not working in California you will need the OSHA Fall Protection Course.

Code: CAfall
Price: US $25.00

Hazmat School’s California-specific Fall Protection training course is designed for California-based workers who might be exposed to fall hazards. The program shall enable each employee to recognize the hazards of falling and shall train each employee in the procedures to be followed in order to minimize these hazards as well as go over some ladder safety techniques.


Managers and employees in California must be trained in fall protection if the job site features any raised platforms, walkways and staircases or slippery or unstable surfaces. Many different industries take personnel to dangerous heights, including:

  • Contractors on rooftops or around skylights
  • Construction workers upon girders or scaffolding
  • Painters or window cleaners on the sides of structures
  • Utility workers in cranes
  • Marine and shipyard employees on dock boards
  • Industrial plant operators using catwalks
  • And many more

Many workers are surrounded by different types of equipment, including ladders, harnesses and safety netting. Understanding where to deploy these and how they are used is vital to reduce the risk of accidents.


Many employers need a Fall Protection Plan and training for workers who perform duties at elevated levels. The triggers for fall protection vary by industry.

For example, if the working height exceeds 7.5 feet in California, proper safety measures must be implemented to limit the risk of injury or death. Regardless of working height, any area around operating plant machinery such as vats and conveyor belts needs protection.


Hazmat School’s online fall protection training course meets the fall protection guidelines set in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations. This includes the written Fall Protection Plan (§1617.1), the requirements of fall protection (§1669-1672) and specifications of safety fixtures and openings in Subchapter 7 (§3209-3239).

Cal/OSHA does not require routine recertification for fall protection. However, in the event of a near miss or employee violation, retraining is strongly recommended, if not required.


Our California-specific training course will raise awareness of various fall hazards as well as the proper use of established safety measures. For employers, the material discusses how to create and sustain a Fall Protection Plan. The course also touches on differences between California’s specifications on protective structures and the existing federal guidelines.

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Upon completion of this FallProtection Training Course, you should know:

  • Identify the levels where fall protection is required to be implemented.
  • Define the three methods of controlling the hazards associated with falls in the order that they are required to be used.
  • List examples of each type of control identified.
  • Identify the three factors associated with the use of a Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS).
  • Define the acceptable criteria for using a PFAS.
  • Identify the requirements for using a scaffold system.
  • List the elements of a Fall Protection Plan.
  • List the three types of ladders used in the workplace.
  • Identify the proper procedures for the selection and use of a portable ladder.
  • Describe the basic inspection criteria for portable ladders.
  • Describe the requirements for inspection of PFAS equipment.
  • Describe the inspection criteria for use of a scaffold.
  • Satisfied the requirements for training in elevated work in accordance with applicable OSHA regulations.


Students may have to complete review sections along the way and a final exam at the end of the course. You will need a computer or iPad with Internet access and an email account. No text is required; all course materials are available online. The course will take approximately 1 hour to complete.


Passing this course requires completing the multiple choice or true/false exam with a grade of 75% or better. If you do not receive a grade of at least 75% on the final quiz, you may retake the quiz up to a total of three (3) times.


The course is designed to be self-paced. You will have 30 days to complete it and can come and go as you need. After one month, you will need to re-enroll. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a pdf certificate right away.


After finishing the course, your certification for California fall protection will arrive via email. You can then show your certificate to your employer or state regulators. This course provides one contact hour or 0.1 Continuing Education Units.


The right training school makes all the difference in safeguarding your workers’ well-being. At Hazmat School, we are based in California and guarantee your employees will comply with Cal/OSHA standards after completing our online course. Students have 24/7 access to an experienced remote instructor, and can complete the training at their own pace. Plus, we offer discounts for groups and government employees.


Looking for more information or ready to enroll? Send us a message or call 877-OSHA-NOW (647-2669) today!

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