OSHA – Fall Protection: 2-Day In-Person Seminar

By: Chuck Northam, Owner, Safety Resources LLC
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Training certification will be provided to attendees upon complete of course. This Certification is compliant with all applicable OSHA Standards such as 29CFR1926.503 & applicable ANSI Standards.


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Course Description:

Falls continue to be one of the leading causes of death in all industries. Falls are the number one killer in the construction industry and, slips/trips/falls continues to be one of the largest area for insurance claims. Most fatal falls occur between 5 and 15 feet, but can occur at any level.

The course will discuss:

  • Various reasons for falls, both at heights and at same level.
  • The hierarchy of fall protection from fall hazard analysis, fall prevention, and fall arrest techniques.
  • Safety net systems will also be discussed, to include guidelines for usage and installation.
  • General consensus standards, including ANSI A10 and Z359.
  • OSHA Fall Protection standards, 29CFR1926 Subpart M, and sections of 29CFR1910.
  • In addition, rescue and retrieval techniques will be reviewed.
  • Fall protection devices, equipment, etc. will be reviewed thoroughly. This will include safety harnesses/belts, various lanyards, SRL’s (self-retracting lanyards), anchor points/techniques, lifelines and various other devices to include rope grabs, carabiners, rescue devices, etc.
  • Equipment inspection techniques will also be discussed.
  • Hands-on will occur as facilities will allow.
  • Attendees will be provided time to inspect, don/doff the equipment and explain proper usage.
  • The presentation will also provide scenarios to discuss, allowing for attendees to provide input and problem-solving.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand reasons for fall injuries/fatalities.
  • Learn the various regulations and standards.
  • Learn fall hazard analysis and fall prevention.
  • Learn differences and application of fall arrest equipment.
  • Learn rescue and retrieval techniques.
  • Learn how to train other workers on fall protection.

Areas Covered:

  • Fall statistics
  • Anatomy of falls
  • Fall hazard analysis
  • ANSI standards A10 & Z359
  • OSHA standards
  • Fall protection equipment
  • Fall prevention techniques
  • Fall arrest, positioning & restraint
  • Rescue & retrieval
  • Training techniques

Who Will Benefit:

Basically, any company with a facility could benefit from this:

  • Oil/Gas facilities,
  • Industrial facilities.
  • Virtually all industrial facilities,
  • Construction companies and any employers with maintenance personnel.
  • Housekeeping, Cleaning Employees and Contractors.
  • Crane Operators, Bridges, Buildings, Roads, Overpass or Freeway construction companies or workers etc…

As far as attendees who can benefit:

  • Industry & Construction,
  • Owners, CEO’s, Managers, Supervisors, Superintendents, Directors,
  • Maintenance Managers,
  • Safety Officers, Construction workers,
  • Mechanical Contractors,
  • Roofers,
  • PainterS / Paint companies

Course Outline

Day One (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
Registration Process: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Session Start Time: 9:00 AM

  • Fall Statistics
    • General Industry
    • Construction
    • Elevated and same level
  • Fall Hazard Analysis
    • Evaluation of work areas
    • Determining fall distances
  • Fall Prevention Techniques
    • Guardrail systems, hole covers, warning line systems
  • Fall arrest, restraint and positioning
  • Standards
    • ANSI A10 & Z359
    • OSHA General Industry
    • Construction & Maritime (as determined by attendees)
Day Two (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
  • Rescue & Retrieval techniques
    • self-rescue
    • in-house and outside agency rescue
  • Fall Protection equipment review
    • Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)
    • Fall restraint devices
    • Fall positioning devices
    • Harnesses/belts
    • Lanyard, various types including self-retracting
    • Lifelines
    • Other devices; rope grabs, carabiners, etc.
  • Hands-on with equipment
  • Scenarios with attending problem solving

Meet Your Instructor

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Chuck Northam
Owner, Safety Resources LLC

He has been a professional Safety Consultant for over 17 years, and been in the safety field for 27 years. He has served as a fire fighter/EMT and have been in the fire service since 1978, currently not active. He has represented safety equipment manufacturers on various products including fall protection, respiratory and confined space. He has experience helping companies with OSHA cases including expert witness testimony and working cases directly with OSHA. He is an authorized instructor for OSHA 10 & 30 hour General Industry, Construction, Maritime (shipyards, marine terminals and Longshoring). He is an instructor for Medic First Aid International on First Aid/CPR/AED. He has provided training to agencies such as US Coast Guard, US Air Force, US Navy, DuPont, Bechtel, Excelon Energy, Merck, NOAA, etc. He provide safety services to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. He is a life member of a Fire Dept., member of ASSE, NFPA and ABC. He has also worked as a Forensic Investigator with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland. He has extension background developing programs and procedures and providing facility compliance audits.

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