HS-005 Fall Protection in Construction

HS-005 Fall Protection in Construction

Fall Protection in Construction

The Fall Protection in Construction online PDH course is a part of the Health and Safety category of courses. This course provides guidance on fall protection requirements and systems used in the construction industry. It also presents information on other hazards that require fall protection as well as protection from falling objects.

Historically, falls are the leading cause of fatalities in construction, accounting for about one-third of all fatalities in the industry. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 384 fatal falls to a lower level in construction in 2016, out of 991 total fatalities.

OSHA recognizes that incidents involving falls are generally complex events, frequently involving a variety of factors. Consequently, the standard for fall protection deals with both the human and equipment-related issues in protecting workers from fall hazards. This course is intended to help better understand the Fall Protection in Construction standard’s requirements and the reasons behind them.

This course is based on OSHA document OSHA 3146-05R 2015 “Fall Protection in Construction”.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have increased understanding of fall protection requirements and systems used in the construction industry.

This course is intended for use by all architects, engineers, land surveyors, design and construction professionals, health and safety officers, students and others interested in learning about fall protection in construction.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain Subpart M requirements for fall protection in construction workplace
  • Discuss types of fall protection to be used in construction
  • Explain conventional fall protection systems (guardrail, safety net, fall arrest)
  • Discuss fall restraint systems and additional fall protection systems
  • Examine additional hazards that require fall protection such as holes, excavations, wall openings
  • Describe measures to prevent injuries from falling objects

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