New OSHA Fall Protection Publication Announced by the OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

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OSHA Training Center Spotlights “Fall Protection in Construction” Booklet to Boost Awareness of Frequently Cited OSHA Construction Industry Standards.

Cari Elofson, Assistant Director

Cari Elofson, Assistant Director

Falls continue to be the leading cause of fatalities in construction, accounting for about one-third of all deaths in the industry.

The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District has announced the release of “Fall Protection in Construction,” a 48-page overview of frequently cited OSHA standards in the construction industry, to help workers and employers better understand the requirements of OSHA’s fall protection standards and the reasons behind them.

“Falls continue to be the leading cause of fatalities in construction, accounting for about one-third of all deaths in the industry,” said Cari Elofson, Assistant Director of the OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. “Recognizing that incidents involving falls are generally complex events, OSHA has developed a standard for fall protection that deals with both human and equipment-related issues in protecting workers from fall hazards.”

Fall Protection in Construction” is organized into informative and easy-to-read sections that outline employers’ responsibilities to provide fall protection on construction sites, areas and activities covered by the fall protection standard and the kinds of fall protection employers should use to be in compliance with the standard. Among the key topics covered are:

  • Conventional Fall Protection Systems
  • Positioning Device Systems
  • Fall Restraint Systems
  • Protection from Falling Objects
  • Fall Protection Plans
  • Fall Protection Training

The OSHA Training Center urges construction contractors to help eliminate fall fatalities on their jobsites by taking advantage of OSHA resources, including “Fall Protection in Construction,” to stay informed and up to date on the latest fall protection requirements and solutions.

OSHA 3115 - Fall Protection, an overview of state-of-the-art technology for fall protection and current OSHA requirements, is being offered at the OSHA Training Center on October 5-7, 2015, in Sacramento, CA, and November 16-18, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV.

About the OSHA Training Center
The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District offers high quality Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industry in Dublin, California, conveniently located in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as locations throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Guam and Hawaii. Programs offered include OSHA safety standards, Outreach Trainer courses, Cal/OSHA standards curriculum, environmental courses and customized on-site safety training. For more information, including a complete course schedule, visit the OSHA Training Center website or call (866) 936-OSHA (6742).

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