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Fall Arrest Systems

Provider: Mason Contractors Association of America
Discipline: Safety
Credits: 24.00

Falls are the single largest cause of fatalities in the construction industry. There are approximately 1,200 worker deaths annually and 200,000 to 300,000 lost time injuries per year. The average lost time injury is 31 days.

OSHA's Fall Protection Standard was developed and reissued in response to these statistics. The reduction of accidents and injuries will save companies large amounts of money in earnings and output, medical and administrative expenses, and additional costs associated with accidents.

This course sets forth those requirements and criteria for fall protection in construction workplaces covered under 29 CFR part 1926. It is important to note that the provisions of this subpart do not apply to employees making an inspection, investigation, or assessment of workplace conditions prior to the actual start of construction work or after all construction work has been completed.

Learning Objects:

  1. Know the height requirements for use of a safety harness and fall restraint system in general construction and steel erection
  2. Understand restrictions for working near unprotected leading edges
  3. Be able to explain and demonstrate the proper uses of a body harness
  4. Know when and how safety nets should be used
  5. Know when and how guardrail systems should be used
  6. Understand special requirements for working on scaffolding
  7. Identify the elements of a fall restraint system and explain their use and role
  8. Understand the importance of load testing in relation to safety nets, body harnesses, guardrails, toeboards, and the various parts of a fall restraint system
Topics Covered:
  • Pre-Assessment Quiz
  • Lesson 1: Scope and Application
    • Forces involved in a fall
    • Requirements and criteria for fall protection in construction workplaces
    • Fall protection terminology
    • Lesson 1 - Quiz
  • Lesson 2: Duty to Have Fall Protection
    • Principles of fall protection
    • Fall protection from falling objects
    • Lesson 2 - Quiz
  • Lesson 3: Components Of Fall Protection Systems, Criteria, And Practices
    • Guardrail Systems
    • Safety Net Systems
    • Personal Fall Arrest Systems
    • Positioning Device Systems
    • Warning Line Systems
    • Controlled Access Zones
    • Covers
    • Lesson 3 - Quiz
  • Lesson 4: Program Implementation
    • Safety Monitoring Systems
    • Protecting an Employee from Falling Objects
    • The Fall Protection Plan
    • Training and Retraining Requirements
    • Lesson 4 - Quiz
  • Lesson 5:Scaffolding
    • Employees Working on Scaffolds
    • Falling Object Protection
    • Aerial Lifts
    • Lesson 5 - Quiz
  • Lesson 6: Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, and Elevators
    • Crane or Derrick Suspended Personnel Platforms
    • Platform Specifications
    • Work Practices
    • Hoists and Elevators
    • Lesson 6 - Quiz
  • Lesson 7: Steel Erection Work
    • Employees Engaged in Steel Erection Activities
    • Controlled Decking Zone
    • Criteria for Fall Protection Equipment
    • Fall Hazard Training/Special Hazard Training
    • Lesson 7 - Quiz
  • Lesson 8: Residential Fall Protection - Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices
    • Guardrail Systems
    • Protection From Falling Objects
    • Stairways
    • Working Outside of Walls
    • Covers
    • Material Deliveries
    • Duty to Have Fall Protection
    • Layout and Trusses
    • Cornice
    • Ladders
    • Training Requirements
    • Walkways
    • Lesson 8 - Quiz
  • Lesson 9: Stairways and Ladders
    • General Requirements
    • Stairways
    • Ladders
    • Lesson 9 - Quiz
  • Lesson 10: Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
    • Safety Belts, Lifelines, and Lanyards
    • Safety Nets
    • Lesson 10 - Quiz
  • Lesson 11: Walking Working Surfaces
    • Definitions
    • Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes
    • Protection of Open-sided Floors, Platforms, and Runways
    • Stairway Railings and Guards
    • Railing, Toeboards, and Cover Specifications
    • Portable Wood Ladders
    • Portable Metal Ladders
    • Care, Maintenance, and Use of Ladders
    • Fixed Ladders
    • Subpart D OSHA Violations
    • Lesson 11 - Quiz
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Final Exam

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John Ambach
Ambach Masonry Construction, Inc.
MCAA member since 1999

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