Fall Arrest Systems - RMOL 0113

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 Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should:

  • Know the height requirements for use of a safety harness and fall restraint system in general construction and steel erection
  • Understand restrictions for working near unprotected leading edges
  • Be able to explain and demonstrate the proper uses of a body harness
  • Know when and how safety nets should be used
  • Know when and how guardrail systems should be used
  • Understand special requirements for working on scaffolding
  • Identify the elements of a fall restraint system and explain their use and role
  • Understand the importance of load testing in relation to safety nets, body harnesses, guardrails, toeboards, and the various parts of a fall restraint system

Pre Assessment Quiz

Lesson 1: Scope and Application: This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • 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: This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • Principles of fall protection
  • Fall protection from falling objects

Lesson 2 – Quiz

Lesson 3: Components Of Fall Protection Systems, Criteria, and Practices: This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • 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: This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • Safety Monitoring Systems
  • Protecting an Employee from Falling Objects
  • The Fall Protection Plan
  • Training and Retraining Requirements

Lesson 4 – Quiz

Lesson 5: Scaffolding: This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • Employees Working on Scaffolds
  • Falling Object Protection
  • Aerial Lifts

Lesson 5 – Quiz

Lesson 6: Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, and Elevators: This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • Crane or Derrick Suspended Personnel Platforms
  • Platform Specifications
  • Work Practices
  • Hoists and Elevators

Lesson 6 – Quiz

Lesson 7: Steel Erection Work: This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • 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: This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • 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: This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • General Requirements
  • Stairways
  • Ladders

Lesson 9 – Quiz

Lesson 10: Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment: This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • Safety Belts, Lifelines, and Lanyards
  • Safety Nets

Lesson 10 – Quiz

Lesson 11: Subpart D: Walking and Working Surfaces: This lesson focuses on the following topics:

  • 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

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Final Exam

Fall Arrest Systems - RMOL 0113

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