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What is Fall Prevention and Protection?

Construction worker wearing safety harness and safety line working on construction site, OSHA fall prevention and protection

Fall prevention and protection training establish a 'competent person' in the workplace to support and evaluate OSHA standards for fall prevention and protection. It's an important priority to protect workers, customers, and contractors in the workplace. This topic is critically important because falls can be one of the most common causes of serious injury in the workplace. Falls can cause injury or death and also can reduce workforce efficiency, trust, productivity, and morale. Employers have a responsibility to protect employees and all workers from falls by putting into place fall prevention and protection safety measures, participating in training, and establishing a competent person to assist with hazard reduction in the workplace.

How Scaffolding Safety Classes Can Help You and Your Crew Stay Safe on the Job Site

workers performing scaffolding risk analysis at construction site

Scaffolding use is common in the construction industry, with almost 75% of construction workers operating on scaffolding for some part of their work. The prevalence of scaffolding results in high injury rates, with approximately 4,500 workers injured in scaffolding-related incidents.

Do You Have the Proper Training for Confined Spaces?

top view of a male worker climbing in or out of a confined space

Confined spaces can be very dangerous working environments. As many managers know and learn in industry training, confined space environments can cause serious injury or death when working in an industrial facility. Fortunately, with a good understanding of the risks, quality and pertinent training, and necessary controls, many of the risks of confined workspaces can be avoided.

Defining a Competent Person by OSHA Standards

Construction woman standing in front of construction crew, OSHA competent person concept

OSHA standards are critical to any company across many industries for applying the right regulations, training, and compliance for your team. Ensuring that you and your team understand definitions and requirements is vital to getting the training you need to meet the standards. Having a properly trained team and operating in a safe, secure environment is key to business success and sustainability. Here, we'll dive into the Competent Person definition outlined by OSHA.

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