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    Title: Training Requirements 1926.503
    Type: Text Slide

    • 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.