Fall Protection for General Industry DVD Training

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Walking-Working Surfaces compliance date for training for employees on fall hazards: May 17, 2017

Falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries and deaths. In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate slips, trips, and falls accounted for 309,060 nonfatal injuries and 800 fatal work injuries. Falls to a lower level accounted for 81% of all fatal falls. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires the use of fall protection when working 4 feet or more above a lower level in all general industry workplaces under Subpart D, "Walking-Working Surfaces."

This program is designed to help learners understand OSHA fall protection requirements. Specifically, it will cover the potential hazards and protective measures you can take while working on elevated working platforms or runways, or near floor, wall, or window openings to help prevent injuries.

After completing this Fall Protection training program, learners will be able to:

  • Explain how injuries by falling and falling objects occur
  • Summarize employer requirements to protect workers from fall hazards
  • Identify various forms of fall protection and scenarios when each would be appropriate
  • Describe ways for eliminating and preventing falls in the workplace

English & Spanish available all in one, ready-to-use fall prevention training program which includes:

(1) 20-Minute Video
(1) Trainer Guide
(1) Trainer Tools CD
(10) Employee Handbooks
(1) Employee Handbook (Spanish)
(1) Awareness Poster
(1) Awareness Poster (Spanish)
(1) Wallet Card Sheet*
(1) Wallet Card Sheet (Spanish)*
*Perforated to provide 10 cards.

Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired


DVD Main Menu

  • Play Program - Plays entire main program (20 minutes).
  • Chapter Selections (access to chapters by topic) – Allows easy access to specific subtopics for more focused training.
    • Introduction
    • Potential Hazards
      • Unsafe Environment (where the equipment is good and the user does everything right but the environment itself creates a hazard)
      • User Error (where the environment is safe and the equipment checks out but the user does something that is unsafe)
      • Unsafe Equipment (where the user does everything right and the environment is safe but the equipment itself creates a hazard)
      • Employer Requirements (what are employers required to do when these hazards exist)
    • Types of Fall Protection
      • Guardrail Systems (how it works, when is it used)
      • Designated Areas (how it works, when is it used)
      • Personal Fall Arrest Systems (how it works, when is it used)
      • Positioning Systems (how it works, when is it used)
      • Travel Restraint Systems (how it works, when is it used)
      • Ladder Safety Systems (how it works, when is it used)
      • Safety Net Systems (how it works, when is it used)
      • Rope Descent System (how it works, when is it used)
    • Using Fall Protection Safely
      • Eliminating Fall Hazards (drop to ground level, use elevated work platform)
      • Choosing the Right Fall Protection (things to consider when determining the appropriate system)
      • Inspecting Fall Protection (how often is it required, what to look for)
      • Using Fall Protection (best practices, regulations)
      • Storing Fall Protection (store it in designated areas)
      • Performing Maintenance (tag damaged fall protection as "do not use" and remove from service)
    • Conclusion
  • Bonus Materials:
    • Note to Trainer Video
    • Quiz - 10 interactive questions; offers correct/incorrect remediation to reinforce effectiveness of training.

Basic System Requirements

  • A 400 Mhz or faster Intel-compatible CPU
  • A video card with AGP architecture and at least 4 MB of onboard RAM
  • At least 128 MB of system RAM (Windows 2000, XP and Vista users - 256 MB or more is recommended)
  • Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP or Windows Vista (most software DVD decoders have either reduced function or no support under Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0)
  • The latest version of Microsoft DirectX
  • A DVD-ROM drive (DVD discs cannot be read by CD-ROM equipment)
NameFall Protection for General Industry DVD Training
Published Year2017
Page Count20 minutes
PublisherJ.J. Keller

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