OSHA Fall Protection Training Course (1 Hour)
|TIME TO COMPLETE:||Approximately 1 hour|
|CONTINUING EDUCATION:||0.1 CEUs, 1 contact hours|
|ACCOUNT ACTIVE FOR:||30 days|
|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 title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Subpart M and all other applicable standards.|
|NOTE:||If you work in California you will need the Cal/OSHA Fall Protection Course.|
Max Subscription Days: 30 Days
Subjects: ENGLISH COURSES OSHA Safety Courses
Price: US $25.00
Did you know that falls remain one of the leading causes of death for construction workers, accounting for 384 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016? That is why fall protection training is integral to a worker’s overall safety training. Hazmat School’s one-hour OSHA Fall Protection training course provides education to employees in industries where fall hazards are common.
In accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, the program will cover common fall hazards, proper safety procedures and ladder safety measures. This class takes approximately one hour to complete, and participants will leave the course with the knowledge necessary to promote a safer workplace. Employees in many industries stand to benefit from instruction providing guidelines for workplace scenarios that involve standing on raised surfaces.
Take OSHA Fall Protection Training Online
The fall protection training course offered by Hazmat School is entirely online, giving employees this valuable information with exceptional convenience. With online classes, employees can complete any necessary training on the schedule that works for them. They can also undergo training from the comfort of their own homes without having to travel to a designated facility.
Once you sign up for the fall training course, you have 30 days to complete the exercises before you must reenroll in the program. The course typically takes about an hour to complete, though participants do not need to finish it in one sitting.
What Is OSHA Fall Protection Training?
Fall protection training from OSHA encourages employees to plan for jobs that could lead to falls and injury. OSHA sets regulations for fall training to ensure that employees stay safe when performing work on roofs and other elevated surfaces.
The course instructs learners on the proper equipment for preventing falls and how to use this equipment safely, including how to inspect the equipment before using it. The course also teaches participants how to avoid falling objects and other hazards from above.
Training materials cover three major fall hazards — ladders, scaffolding and roofing work. For each scenario, the training course provides instructions for inspecting tools before use, proper use at a job site and how to care for equipment to ensure it stays in serviceable condition over time. After the course, employees receive an OSHA fall protection certification.
Who Should Take This Course?
If you’ll be standing on a raised platform or surface, up on a ladder or required to wear a safety harness, fall protection training online or in person is needed before you begin working. This course applies to many different occupations, including:
- Construction contractors from residences to high-rises
- Shipyard workers
- Roofing installers, window cleaners and various remodeling professionals
- Manufacturing plant workers
- Utility workers, particularly those in cranes
Industries That Require This Course
Elevated structures and slip and fall hazards are found in many workplaces, from roofs to staircases, dock boards to scaffolds and typical holes and open platforms. The minimum height for training varies by industry. For many locations where severe injury or death from falls can occur, OSHA requires workers to undergo fall protection training and recognize the dangers and required safety measures.
Even if workers will be less than 4 feet above the ground, there must be safety measures on platforms and walkways around open machinery, including conveyor belts and vats. It is critical that workers understand the proper use of harnesses, nets and railings and that employers include this equipment.
What Regulations Does This Course Satisfy?
This online training for fall protection meets federal OSHA guidelines for general industries (29 CFR 1910), shipyard employment (29 CFR 1915), marine terminals (29 CRF 1917) and longshoring (29 CFR 1918). It also adheres to construction industry requirements under 29 CFR 1926, particularly 501-503 within Subpart M.
How Long Is Fall Protection Training Good For?
OSHA requires that the latest training certificates be maintained by all employees on a job site. While there is no annual retraining requirement or specified intervals for fall protection instruction, it’s vital for employees to take a refresher course in case of employee violations or close calls encountered on the job. Employers must also retrain employees more often in particular circumstances, including:
- Changes in the workplace: Workplace changes may make previous training obsolete, in which case new instruction is necessary.
- Changes in fall prevention systems: Updates to fall prevention systems may lead to new training to ensure employees know how to use new systems safely.
- Inadequate fall protection measures: If a particular employee fails to use fall protection systems properly, an employer must provide retraining in this scenario.
Here are the main things you should know about this training course.
1. Topics Covered
Our online fall protection course is designed to raise awareness of many hazards and countermeasures that enhance worker safety. You’ll learn information pertaining to the many structures and devices in place for fall protection, including Personal Fall Arrest Systems. You’ll also learn what informs the Fall Protection Plan within a worksite and how to evaluate conditions for potential fall hazards.
2. Course Goals:
Upon completion of this Fall Protection Training Course, you should know:
- The levels at which fall protection is required
- Methods of controlling fall hazards and order of implementation
- Examples of each type of fall control
- The three factors associated with the use of a Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS)
- The acceptable criteria for using a PFAS and steps for inspection
- Requirements for using a scaffold system and inspection criteria
- The elements of a Fall Protection Plan.
- The three types of ladders used in the workplace
- The proper procedures for the selection and use of a portable ladder as well as inspection criteria
- The requirements for training in elevated work under applicable OSHA regulations
3. Course Requirements
There are no prerequisites for this online course in fall protection. 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 tablet with internet access and an email account. No text is required because all course materials are available online. The course will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
4. Passing the Course
To pass the course, employees must receive a score of 75% or better on the final quiz. The format of this final exam comprises multiple choice and true/false questions. You may take the quiz up to three (3) times to attain a passing grade.
5. Course Schedule and Deadlines
The course takes approximately one hour to complete. Employees may go through training in one sitting or in small segments to suit their schedules. The course is available for 30 days, during which employees can work through the instruction at their own pace. If they have not finished the course after 30 days, they will need to reenroll.
Accreditation, Certification and CEUS
After completing the course, a PDF version of your fall protection certification will be delivered to your email account. You may share this certificate with your employer or state regulators as needed. If you’re in a continuing education program, this class provides one contact hour or 0.1 CEUs.
Choose Hazmat School for Fall Protection Training
When your workers complete our fall protection training course, it’s a valuable step toward limiting workplace accidents and the potential for receiving citations and fines. Hazmat School provides the proper training within an entirely online learning environment.
Our training course is guaranteed to satisfy OSHA guidelines. Students can contact experienced remote instructors 24/7 to ask questions and request assistance. You can set up a corporate account and follow the progress of multiple employees, plus receive group discounts. With our 20% discount for government workers, reaching OSHA compliance has never been more affordable. Contact us online to learn more about our fall protection course, or call 877-674-2669 today.
Why Choose Hazmat School?
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More OSHA Safety Courses
29 CFR 1915.1001,
29 CFR 1926.1101, and
AHERA 40 CFR 763.92(a)(1)