TU12 - Fall Protection Safety and OSHA Job Site Inspections

Tuesday, October 9 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM « Back

Falls continue to be the leading cause of fatalities on construction job sites. OSHA reports that 39% of all deaths are caused by falls from ladders, scaffolding, holes, and higher elevations. Nationwide, OSHA continues to focus on construction job sites hoping to raise the importance of fall safety to protect workers. This focus includes educational outreach and job site safety inspections. In this interactive session, we will discuss the use of various fall protection systems, guard rails, newer methods to protect workers on your job sites and resources. We will also discuss what to do and say when an OSHA inspector stops by your job site to conduct a safety audit to help minimize penalties.

Learning Objectives:
1. Review and learn the leading causes of falls on construction job sites.
2. Review the requirements for fall protection that employers need to provide to protect their workers.
3. Discuss various fall protection systems and methods.
4. Learn how to handle OSHA job site audits effectively. 

Credits: AIA CES Approval 1.5 LU/HSW

Education Tracks: General

Event Type: Conference Mini Workshops > Session