OSHA puts out a list of the ten most commonly cited standard violations every year. Here’s a list of OSHA’s Top Ten, 2016. Fall Prevention and Protection is on that list, and so we’ve got some online fall prevention training resources for you here–plus more.
Many of the same standards appear on the list again and again.
As a result, we’ve pulled together a series of blogs to help you train your workers about each of the ten most cited standards. Below, we’ve got a list of fall prevention and protection training resources for you.
Let us know if you’ve got some other resources you’d suggest. The comments field awaits.
Before you dig into the information about fall prevention and protection below, feel free to check out our short sample video that demonstrates a few highlights of our safety and health courses.
The Need for Online Fall Prevention Training
As the OSHA citation data below shows, we’ve got a lot of work to do on fall prevention and protection. Training’s not the whole solution, but it can clearly contribute. We recommend using online fall prevention training courses along with other forms of fall prevention training in a blended learning solution for the most effective fall prevention and protection training.
To help you comply better, here’s the regulation itself (1926.501) and below are some additional statistics about fall prevention & protection violations and citations.
Total Fall Prevention citations– 6,906. Almost 500 fewer than in 2015, when there were 7,402.
Ranking in previous year-#1 last year (same as this year)
Top five sections cited-
- 1926.501(b)(13) Residential construction, 3,911 citations
- 1926.501(b)(1) Unprotected sides and edges, 1,278 citations
- 1926.501(b)(10) Roofing work on low-slope roofs, 625 citations
- 1926.501(b)(11) Steep roofs, 523 citations
- 1926.501(b)(4)(I) Holes and skylights, 154 citations (this is the only section that saw an increase)
With that intro completed, let’s move on to some training material and helpful information about fall prevention and protection for you.
Online Fall Prevention and Protection Training Course
To start, here’s a sample of our online Fall Prevention and Protection e-learning course. This one covers all of the basics your employees need to know in order to work safely and comply with OSHA regs.
Online Fall Prevention Training Word Game
We’ve also got this fall prevention word game you might enjoy. It’s a fun way to test yourself, or a good addition to your fall prevention training program with your workers. For example, it might be great for refresher training or a fun safety meeting.
Just click to start playing–it’s fun.
Fall Prevention and Protection FAQs
What’s the OSHA Fall Prevention regulation, again?
1926.501 is a construction-industry regulation. Does OSHA have other regulations and standards regarding fall prevention and protection for non-construction work?
Yep, here’s a list of fall prevention standards and other helpful information for non-construction industries.
Does OSHA have a Safety & Health Topic webpage for fall prevention & protection hazards and regulations?
- Standards and Policy for Non-Construction Work
- How to Protect Workers from Falls
- Where to Find Training and Additional Information on Fall Protection
- Fall Protection in Residential Construction
Does OSHA have any eTools for the Fall Prevention regulations?
Does OSHA provide any other helpful fall prevention resources?
Yes, quite a few. Here are some:
- Fall Protection in General Industry Quick Card
- cleaning and caring for safety belts/harnesses/lanyards
- Oregon OSHA on Fall Protection
- OSHA Guidance Document on Fall Protection in Residential Construction
- OSHA Fact Sheet on Fall Protection Safety for Commercial Fishing
What about NIOSH? Do they offer fall prevention resources too?
Here’s a NIOSH Fall Injuries Prevention in the Workplace website.
Plus, here’s a NIOSH-prepared list of publications about Fall Injuries Prevention in the Workplace.
What about other agencies and organizations? Do they also offer fall prevention & protection resources?
Near the bottom of this page, OSHA published a long list of resources by ANSI, CSA, and ASTM related to Fall Prevention and Protection.
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