OSHA Fall Protection Program: 29 CFR 1926.500 – 503

Date: 04-Dec-12 to 04-Dec-12
Location: Online Event / California City / California / United States
Category: Education Conferences & Trade Fairs

This OSHA fall protection webinar will discuss the requirements of regulation 29 CFR 1926.500 – 503 Appendix A thru E including the need for fall protection, roles, compliance areas and the type of tools and controls required to comply with and create an acceptable fall protection program that can be implemented by companies of any size.


Why Should You Attend:
OSHA has been targeting Fall Protection in every occupation that has employees working at level 6 ft. above ground. Falls cause more employee injuries than any other accident in all venues, large and small. Trips and falls are lumped together in accident cases. Debris and other trip hazards left in hallways, stairs, and walkways can cause serious injuries. Uneven floors including broken concrete, raised sections, broken holes, warped wood and other damage to walking surfaces can cause trips resulting in serious fall injuries. When you get above the 6 ft. level, Personal Protective systems are required by OSHA regulations. Knowledge of this regulation is absolutely imperative for the protection of the employees and the bottom line for most corporations and small businesses. Even sole operation of a business requires you to have a personal knowledge of fall hazards. As a sole proprietor of a small business, you are not required to have a formal written OSHA program but injury to you will effectively stop your income and may even cause you to go out of business.

This 90 minute OSHA fall protection webinar training will give you knowledge in the areas as defined in OSHA Fall Protection Program, 29 CFR 1926.500 – 503 Appendix A thru E. This will not be an exhaustive study of the OSHA regulation but an overview of the entire law that can guide you into an understanding to implement the required program.

Attending this webinar will help you understand the requirements of the Fall Protection Program and to be able to write an acceptable program for implementation by companies, to know what is acceptable fall protection equipment and to understand the role of the competent person and their qualifications.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
The scope of this regulation
Responsibility of compliance
Pitfalls of non-compliance
Who is covered by this regulation
Supervisors (various levels)
Employees (personal)
What is an anchor point
Who determines anchor
Importance of anchor
What Safety equipment is required
Safety harness
What are engineering controls
Hole covers
What decisions have to be determined before choosing fall protection
Height to ground
Anchor points
Length of lanyards
What is a low slope roof
1 x 0 (level)
1 x 1
1 x 2
What are railings
Proper erection height
Mid rail
Toe boards
Some alternatives to safety harnesses and lanyards
Engineering controls
Who is a competent person
Learning Objectives:
To understand the requirements of the Fall Protection Program and to be able to write an acceptable program for implementation by any size company
To know what is acceptable fall protection equipment
To understand the role of the competent person and their qualifications
Who will benefit:
Safety Officers
Upper level supervisors
Lower level supervisors


Claude I. Hine, has been writing programs for both municipalities and private industry for the past 20 years. He has written programs and trained employees to enter these confined spaces safely. He has operated H&LP Environmental Consultants, a privately owned consulting company that specializes in writing OSHA programs and training employees to operate within the regulations of the programs. He is currently the Safety Officer for the City of Cohoes, NY, writing and directing their safety programs under the New York State Public Employees Safety and Health division of the New York State Labor Department. He also trains employees for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response regulation, Pesticide Applications, Respiratory Protection, Fall Protection and other OSHA safety regulations.

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