Fall Protection in Construction

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Professional Course
Self-paced Online
2 hours
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Course description

In Fall Protection in Construction, you'll learn ...

  • What employers must do to provide fall protection for employees
  • Requirements for controlled access zones
  • Criteria and practices for various fall protection systems
  • Training requirements for employees exposed to fall hazards


Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 16 pages

Falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities in the construction industry. There were 264 workers killed in 2010 as a result of falls on construction sites. And 100,000 more construction workers are injured every year because of falls. Yet violations of OSHA’s standards for fall protection are still among the most frequent industry citations.

This course summarizes Title 29 CFR, 1926 Subpart M – Fall Protection, the OSHA standard created in response to the high number of injuries and deaths. It describes the standard’s rule on providing fall protection for employees, the criteria and practices for fall protection systems, and training requirements. It covers hazard assessment and fall protection and safety monitoring systems. Also addressed are controlled access zones, safety nets, guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems, warning line systems, and positioning device systems.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Where fall protection is required
  • The use of controlled access zones
  • Fall protection requirements for holes, excavations, and covers
  • The dimensional and mechanical strength requirements of guardrail systems
  • Requirements for personal fall arrest systems
  • The use of safety monitoring systems
  • Physical requirements for safety net systems
  • Protection from falling objects
  • Fall protection for residential construction
  • Implementing employee training programs


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