Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Slide 20

Slide 20


  • Title: Training Requirements 1926.503
  • Type: Text Slide
  • Content:
  • Training must cover among other subjects:
    • The nature of fall hazards in the work area.
    • How to erect, maintain, disassemble, and inspect the fall protection systems to be used.
    • How to use and operate the fall protection systems to be used.
    • Subpart M requirements
  • Supplements 1926.21
  • Prepare training certification.
    • Documentation of the latest training certification must be maintained.
  • Retraining for:
    • Changes in the fall protection systems to be used or to the workplace.
    • Inadequacies in employee's knowledge or use of fall protection indicates that retraining is necessary.

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Speaker Notes:

1926.21(b)(2) requires employers to train their workers how to recognize and avoid unsafe conditions; and, the applicable regulations to control or eliminate hazards in the work place.

Fall protection training must cover:

  • How to recognize and minimize fall hazards.
  • How to use fall protection systems.
  • How to inspect the systems.
  • Training must be documented and the most current certification must be available.

Also, provisions to conduct retraining must be established to correct less than satisfactory fall protection performance by workers.

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