Fall Prevention and Protection Glossary (1926.501)


Every year, OSHA publishes a list of the ten most commonly cited violations of that year, and every year, the Fall Protection–General Requirements standard (1926.501) pops up on that list. To help you learn more about this standard, we created an interactive glossary of all the terms and definitions in OSHA’s Fall Prevention standard. Hope you enjoy this and find it helpful.

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You can check the glossary now. Or you can can bookmark it and come back later as many times as you want. The choice is yours, my friend!

One note: The terms and definitions were taken directly from the text of the standard as printed on OSHA’s website in October, 2012.

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Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto is an Instructional Designer and the Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Convergence Training. He's worked in training/learning & development for 25 years, in safety and safety training for more than 10, is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry OSHA 10 and 30, has completed a General Industry Safety and Health Specialist Certificate from the University of Washington/Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center and an Instructional Design certification from the Association of Talent Development (ATD), and is a member of the committee creating the upcoming ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 national standard on online environmental, health, and safety training. Jeff frequently writes for magazines related to safety, safety training, and training and frequently speaks at conferences on the same issues, including the Washington Governor's Safety and Health Conference, the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference, the Wisconsin Safety Conference, the MSHA Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference, and others.

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