Fall Protection Safety Training

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In the construction industry, falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities (OSHA 1995). OSHA recognizes that accidents involving falls are complex events frequently involving a variety of factors.

Employers are required to provide a training program that teaches employees who might be exposed to fall hazards how to recognize such hazards and how to minimize them. Employees must be trained in the topics below.

employers must maintain written documentation that identifies the employee trained and the date of training. The employer or trainer must sign the certification record. Retraining must be provided when necessary.

SafetyGENI™ can assist you in your preparations and can also conduct the training.

The reader is cautioned to refer directly to California Code of Regulations Title 8 and to 29CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 1910 & 1926 for detailed information, specifications, and exceptions.


  • The nature of fall hazards in the work area
  • The correct procedures for erecting, maintaining, and inspecting fall protection systems
  • The use and operation of controlled access zones and guardrails, personal fall arrest, safety net, warning line, and safety monitoring systems
  • The role of each employee in the safety monitoring system
  • The limitations on the use of mechanical equipment during the performance of roofing work on low-sloped roofs
  • The correct procedures for equipment and materials handling and storage and the erection of overhead protection
  • Employees' roles in fall protection or are expected to participate, in emergency response, shall be given training in accordance with 29CFR- 1910.120(q)(6)(iii) [CalOSHA is 8CCR§5192(q)(6)(C)].