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Course Description
The final rule became effective on January 17, 2017, updating the general industry standards addressing slip, trip and fall hazards (§1910 Subpart D) and adding requirements for personal fall protection systems (§1910 Subpart I). Many of these updates better align general industry with construction standards. Even though the updated standard has been in place for more than two years, many employers have questions or even remain unaware of the changes.

An important change that may affect your workplace pertains to guardrails. Previously, guardrails had been required as the primary fall protection method for open sides or edges 4’ or higher. With the new performance-based rule, employers may decide which acceptable fall protection system best fits an individual situation; providing the employer with greater compliance flexibility. For example, edge proximity restrictions may be used on low-slope roofs that are temporarily and infrequently accessed.

For window washers and other exterior building maintenance personnel, the final rule prohibits employers from using rope descent systems (RDS) at heights greater than 300 feet (certain exceptions apply). In addition, building owners must provide, and employers must obtain, proof that permanent anchorages used with RDS have been inspected, tested, certified, and maintained as capable of supporting at least 5,000 pounds per employee attached. (§1910.27(b))
1 Day
§1910 Subpart D,§1910 Subpart I,(§1910.27(b)
What's Included?
Study Guide
Learning Objectives
  • Train workers on how to use fall protection systems, including performance, use and maintenance.
  • Train exposed workers on fall hazards.
  • Inspect walking-working surfaces regularly and as needed. Correct, repair, or guard against hazardous conditions.
  • Install fall protection (personal fall arrest systems, ladder safety systems, cages, wells) on existing fixed ladders (over 24 feet) that do not have any fall protection.
  • Install ladder safety or personal fall arrest systems on new fixed ladders (over 24 feet) and replacement ladders.

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