8 Hour Fall Prevention

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ABOUT THE COURSE

The leading cause of death in the construction industry is from falls. As a result construction workers must have fall protection when working at a height of six feet or more. The 8 Hour Fall Prevention course provides training for workers on how to recognize, avoid, minimize, and correct fall hazards on jobsites. The course will cover fall hazards, competent person responsibilities, types of fall protection systems, calculation of fall distances, and decide on proper anchorage points among other things.

NYC DOB Requirement

As part of a new regulation (Local Law 196) the NYC Department of Buildings now requires that individuals receive a certain amount of DOB approved training in order to work on NYC construction projects. Among the training required for workers and supervisors is 8 hours of fall prevention training. Workers will also need a 30 hour construction training course and a 2 hour drug and alcohol prevention course to meet this requirement.

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Worker on industrial lift with fall protection harness, working at height

CEU'S REQUIREMENTS

  • 100% attendance for the Fall Protection Class
  • Completion of Continuing Education and Training Registration Form
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
  • As applicable, achievement of minimum passing score on required end-of-course examination
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain terms associated with falls in construction
  • Recognize, avoid and prevent falls hazards to minimize harm
  • Outline regulatory safety requirements associated with falls, including OSHA’s Subpart M
  • Learn how to make informed decisions when working at heights
  • Calculate fall distances for various types of fall arrest devices
  • Identify proper anchorage points
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