Falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries and deaths. Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated slips, trips, and falls account for more than 300,000 nonfatal injuries and 800 fatal work injuries in one year.
This online Fall Protection for General Industry course is designed to help learners understand OSHA fall protection requirements under the Walking-Working Surfaces rule.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Explain how injuries by falling occur
- Describe ways to eliminate and prevent fall hazards in the workplace
- Summarize employer requirements to protect workers from fall hazards
- Identify various forms of fall protection and scenarios when each would be appropriate