Fall Training in Light of New OSHA Regulations
Construction Industry Research and Policy Center (CIRPC) developed and completed the validation of new training slides on falls in construction in September of 2018. The training is set up in three modules and includes instructor notes to help walk the students through the training.
The first module, Introduction to OSHA, is an introduction to OSHA which covers OSHA’s history, workers’ rights, employer requirements, and the inspection process. Regulation Updates in OSHA is a module on recent changes in the standards that could affect construction workers. The last module, Why Focus on Falls, covers five common types of falls that occur on a construction site. The training uses real world fatal events to put the students in the shoes of the inspector to determine the factors that lead to the event and what could have been done to prevent the fatality.
The training material was produced under SH-31204-SH7 grant from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.