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Where to Find Training and Additional Information

Training
  • OSHA Training Institute Course Catalog Search. Landing page for training course catalog through OTI.
  • Small Business Handbook (PDF). OSHA Publication 2209-02R, (2005). Small Business Handbook, with checklists for multiple processes.
  • Construction Industry Outreach Training Program. OSHA.
  • Fall Protection - Roofing. Washington State Video, (2013).
  • Fall Protection - Trusses. Washington State Video, (2013).
  • Keeping Cement Masons Safe: Preventing Falls, Struck and Caught Between Accidents. Washington Safety and Health Training Institute (WASHTI) via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH): The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) Information on steps cement masons can take to avoid falls, struck-by and caught-between accidents, including data on the frequency and risk of these types of injuries. Fall Protection Case Studies (PDF). The Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at UC Berkeley via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH): The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). A case study of a laborer falling through a roof and an ironworker falling off a beam, both with preventative measures.
  • Fall Protection Training Guide. The Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at UC Berkeley via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH): The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). A guide on fall protection training including questions to ask, subjects to cover and a sign-off form. Fall Protection - Safety Walkaround Checklist The Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at UC Berkeley via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH): The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). A checklist to be used when looking for fall hazards and making sure that proper preventative measures, such as fall protection, are in place. Part of a collection. Click on the 'collection' button to access the other items.
  • Fall-Protection Harnesses: Hazard Alert (PDF*). The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), (2012). Covers harnesses used for fall protection, including how to choose the correct one, training, using, and inspections.
  • Preventing Falls from Ladders in Construction -- A Guide to Training Site Supervisor (PPT). Harvard School of Public Health via The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). Presentation for training and educating site supervisors on ladders and fall protection.
  • Preventing Falls from Ladders in Construction -- A Guide to Training Site Supervisors (PDF). Harvard School of Public Health via The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), (2010). Training manual for site supervisors presenting information on ladder safety, and summary of ladder safety study.
Additional Information
  • Worker Safety Series: Construction (PDF). OSHA Pocket Guide 3252-05N (2005). Offers top hazards facing construction workers, and provides solutions.
  • Fall Protection: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). University of Virginia, Environmental Health & Safety. Provides questions and answers on fall safety issues.
  • Fall Prevention & Working at Heights. Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IFSA), Ontario, Canada. Landing page for variety of resources related to fall protection in the construction industry.
  • Don't Fall For It! - #1 Protect Yourself from Fatal or Crippling Falls (PDF). New Jersey Department of Health, the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council, and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH), (2005). Fact sheet considering falls from ladders.
  • Don’t Fall For It - #2 Choosing and Inspecting Ladders (PDF). New Jersey Department of Health, the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council, and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH) (2005). Fall protection fact sheet focused on choosing and inspecting ladders.
  • Don’t Fall For It - #3 Setting Up Portable Ladders (PDF). New Jersey Department of Health, the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council, and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH), (2005).Fall protection fact sheet focused on setting up portable ladders.
  • Don’t Fall For It - #4 Climbing Ladders Safely (PDF). New Jersey Department of Health, the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council, and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH), (2005).Fall protection fact sheet focused on climbing ladders safely.
  • Don't Fall For It! Post View Survey (PDF). New Jersey Department of Health, the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council, and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH), (2005). Survey intended for measuring content learned from "Don't Fall For It!" video.
  • Don't Fall For It! Preview Survey (PDF). New Jersey Department of Health, the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council, and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH), (2005). Survey intended to gather degree of relevant information known prior to viewing video "Don't Fall For It!".
  • Twin Tail Fall Arrest Lanyards. Queensland Government - Workplace Health and Safety via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH): The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR),(2005, July 28). Alert to address design issues that should be addressed with twin tail fall arrest lanyards. Replaces an earlier alert that offered interim advice from November 25, 2004.
  • Fall Protection. Toolkit. National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Landing page for resources relating to fall protection in the residential building sector.
  • Construction Safety and Health. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Safety and Health Topic. Landing page with information on multiple topics including falls.
  • Take Pride in Your Job: Fall Protection. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2009-108d (2008). The video features oil and gas extraction workers talking about their use of fall protection and sharing their personal stories about why fall protection should always be worn when working at height.
  • After the Fall: Will your rescue program leave workers hanging? Occupational Hazards Magazine via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH): The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), (June 2005,). Describes the dangers of suspension trauma after a fall if rescue is not rapid, the importance of having a plan and standards that apply.
  • Fall Protection, Fall Restraint & Fall Arrest. Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Landing page for information and resources on falls, including rules, guidelines, training, videos, and other materials.
  • An Introduction to Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PDF). WorkSafe BC, (2005, September). Explanation of fall hazards, fall protection plans, and fall protection devices.
  • FOCUS 4 Hazards.Construction Safety Council via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH): The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). Brief summaries of what workers need to know to avoid an injury or worse from electrocutions, falling, being struck by an object or caught in between.
  • Fall Protection: Misconceptions & Myths; Working Within the OSHA System. American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) via Electronic Library of Construction and Occupational Safety and Health (ELCOSH): The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), , (September 2007). Article that examines common misconceptions, focusing on OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces, and Subpart I, PPE; 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M, Fall Protection and Subpart X, Stairways and Ladders; and the letters of interpretation and proposed rulemaking concerning fall protection. Steel erection, residential construction, aerial lifts and other fall protection issues are not covered.
  • CSAO Fall Arrest Rescue chart. Construction Safety Association of Ontario via Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (ELCOSH): The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), (Winter 2004/2005). A chart that provides information on steps to take to rescue a worker after a fall and helps you plan ahead before a fall occurs.
  • Roadway Safety: Fall Hazards. Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America via Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (ELCOSH): The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). Fact sheet(s) about fall hazards in roadway settings.
  • How to Select a Full-Body Harness. Occupational Health and Safety Magazine via Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (ELCOSH): The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), (November 2000). v. Discusses the importance of having a safety harness and how to select, maintain and don them to increase safety.
  • Working @ Heights. Build it Smart via Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (ELCOSH): The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). Developed under grant 46K1-HT18 from OSHA. Discusses risks associated with working at heights and safe practice guidelines. Includes a checklist.
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