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Learning how to minimize the risk of potentially dangerous or fatal fall hazards allows organizations to take a proactive approach to worker safety. This two-day workshop provides an overview of effective fall protection programs, giving participants proven strategies for identifying, evaluating and controlling fall hazards. All information presented will be in accordance with the ANSI Z359 family of fall protection standards.
Because fall protection requires participation from many levels within an organization, a wide variety of attendees would benefit from this workshop - from management to skilled trades. This information is especially applicable for safety professionals and managers so they can avoid putting their workers in dangerous situations. All industries, but especially the petroleum industry, will benefit from this material.
- To increase participants’ awareness of the importance of fall protection
- To explain the key elements of a managed fall protection program
- To provide examples of common fall protection issues
- To clarify the value of incorporating safety into design
- To describe significant topics in the ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code
This two-day workshop provides participants with a thorough overview of an effective fall protection program. Beginning with background on current fall protection standards, regulations, statistics and trends, the workshop will provide information about all critical elements of a fall protection program. The information presented is organized around the guidelines and requirements for managed fall protection programs, as published in the ANSI Z359.2-2007 standard. This is the only fall protection standard in the world that comprehensively addresses these issues. Key topics include fall hazard assessments, hazard evaluation and abatement, fall protection training, rescue planning and program evaluation. General information about fall protection equipment will also be provided, including equipment components, system development, anchorages, and clearance requirements.