Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls.
What can be done to reduce falls?
Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls. OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry and eight feet in longshoring operations. In addition, OSHA requires that fall protection be provided when working over dangerous equipment and machinery, regardless of the fall distance.
Fall Protection Training Classes – Protect Watch: Fire Watch Training, Confined Space Training and Supplied Air Training
Fall Protection Training Classes Outline:
Importance of Fall Protection
Assessing the Job
After the Fall
Fall Protection Guidelines
Understanding the Components of Fall Protection
Inspecting the Components
Calculating Total Fall Distance
Work rules when working on scaffolds, lifts and ladders
Scaffold Classification Tags
ExxonMobil Only Tags
Scaffold User Checklist
Ladder Usage Rules
Hands-on Enhanced Fall Protection and Scaffold User Training
ARSC Fire Watch Training:
This fire watch training is for persons who test or monitor the atmosphere including confined space entrants and those requiring knowledge of gas monitoring principles.
Define hot work
Describe hot work precautions
Identify when a fire watch is required
Identify the elements for a fire
Define the five classes of fire
Recognize the symbols fire extinguisher classes
Describe precautions for preventing fires from spreading
Identify responsibilities and tasks of a fire watch
Describe the steps for inspection of fire extinguishers before use
List the maximum travel distances to fire extinguishers
Define the Permit Authorizing Individual responsibilities
Identify when hot work permits are invalid and not permitted
Describe supervisor and employee responsibilities
Describe use of fire extinguisher
Describe use of hose line equipment
ARSC Supplied Air Attendant:
This training is for persons who attend to an air supply or cascade system for employees using supplied air respirators.
Identify the reasons supplied air attendants
Describe the elements in clean air
Discuss the types of respirators
Identify the parts of respirators requiring inspection
Identify the rules for setting up an air system
Identify the duties of a supplied air attendant
Describe the alarm systems associated with supplied air systems
Identify the parts of a respirator requiring cleaning
To learn more about these courses contact the safety center directly.