OSHA Fall Protection Competent Person Certification - Agenda

Day One

8:00 a.m.   
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.    
Introduction

  • Purpose and Overview of Fall Standards
  • Scope – What Standards Apply?
  • Latest Statistics, Inspections, and Fines Regarding Falls from OSHA
  • Duty to have Fall Protection - Employer Responsibility

What is Covered in each Standard

  • General Industry
  • Construction
    • Residential Construction

Responsibilities of a Competent Person

  • General Industry
  • Construction

    
Fall Protection Concepts

  • Fall Protection
  • Positioning
  • Restraint
  • Fall Arrest
  • Identification of Concepts exercise     

12:00 p.m.    
Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m.    
Hierarchy of Fall Protection

  • Passive vs. active fall protection systems

Personal Fall Arrest System

  • Anchorage
  • Body Harness
  • Connective Devices

Calculating Fall Distances

  • Arresting Force
  • Free Fall
  • Deceleration
  • Swing Falls
  • Safety Factors
  • Fall Distance Calculations Exercise

Fall Protection Equipment

  • Donning and Doffing
    • Hands on Practice
  • Recommended Usage
  • Maintenance and Storage
  • Inspection Requirements
    • Inspection Checklist Exercise

4:30 p.m.    
Day one adjourns

 

Day Two

8:00 a.m.    
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.    
Anchorage Requirements

  • Safety Factor of 2
  • 5,000 lbs myth?

Protection from Falling Hazards

  • Dropped Object Protection
    • Tool Tethering
    • Controlled Access Zones
    • Toe Boards
    • Nets/Canopies
  • Deflection Concepts

Rescue Solutions and Plans

  • General Industry
  • Construction

12:00 p.m.    
Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m.    
Fall Protection Plans

  • When Allowed
  • Sample Plans

Fall Protection Training

  • Who can do the Training?
    • Qualifications
    • When to Train
  • Training Content

Group Exercise

  • Group Tabletop Scenarios
    • Identification of Fall Hazards
    • Selection of Equipment
    • Safety Usage
    • Fall Protection Plan

4:30 p.m.    
OSHA Fall Protection Competent Person Certifications adjourns

 

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