Lives are on the line every day when working at height on job sites, or in manufacturing and industrial facilities, which is why it is critical that your team receive the training at height that is required by OSHA.
As of May 2017, OSHA issued a final rule updating Fall Protection Standards. The rule adds a requirement that employers must now ensure that the employees who use personal fall protection or who work in other specified high hazard situations are properly trained, and retrained as necessary. If employers are not providing training on fall protection to their employees that are working at height, they can be cited for it. OSHA requires that a qualified person must train the employees on identifying and minimizing fall hazards; use personal fall protection systems and/or rope descent systems; and maintenance, inspection, and storage of equipment or systems used for fall protection.
Kevin Muldoon of Mazzella Companies is a certified trainer with 30 years of experience, who specializes in fall protection.
This OSHA-compliant course is knowledge-based, meaning each student will receive comprehensive training and require that they achieve an 80% or higher on their exam to successfully complete the course. At Mazzella, we understand that each student enrolled is competent at their jobs, as determined by you, their employer.
- Course covers the basics of fall protection. Focuses on the proper use of personal fall arrest systems in order to perform work in elevated areas.
- Course will cover fall prevention, fall restraint, fall protection, and fall arrest. Upon completing the course, the students will know the difference of each, as well as how to put on personal protective equipment.
- Course will also cover hazard identification and the importance of controlling or eliminating the hazards before work begins. The typical employee for this course works in a warehouse or lumber yard.