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May 9, 2017

Stand-Down for Fall Prevention

While preventing falls where workers use ladders and lifts to carry out their job duties is a year-round task for any organization, OSHA and its partners have declared May 8-12, 2017, as National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction.

The 4th annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down initiative:

“[E]ncourages companies and workers to observe a pause during the workday for topical discussions, safety demonstrations, and training in hazard recognition and fall prevention.”

For details and suggestions on how to conduct a stand-down at your place of business, visit OSHA’s Stand-Down page here.

Fall Protection Safety Courses from Summit

Summit offers a number of fall prevention and elevated work safety programs to help keep workers safe and companies in compliance.

Fall Protection
Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1926.502 and 1910.66

Teaches employees the importance of fall protection and measures they can take to reduce their exposure to fall hazards. This program covers:

  • The effects of falls in the workplace
  • Identifying and preventing various types of fall hazards
  • The components of a personal fall arrest system and how they work together
  • Steps for properly inspecting, caring for, and maintaining your fall arrest system

Fall Protection: Elevated Platforms
Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1910.23 & 1910.67

Helps ensure that workers are aware of and alert to the risks of working at any elevated height. Features sophisticated graphics and on-site footage to capture the dangers of working on elevated platforms. This program covers:

  • Flatbed trucks
  • Scissor lifts
  • Loading process
  • Overhead crane bridges

Fall Protection: Taking Control
Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1926.502 and 1910.66

Helps eliminate fall incidents from occurring by teaching workers how to stay safe and protected when working with several different types of fall arrest equipment. This program covers:

  • Anchor points
  • Full body harness
  • Rope clutches

Scaffolding Safety 2-Part Series
Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L

Series includes:

  • Erecting and Dismantling
  • Safe Work Practices

Scaffolding Safety: Erecting and Dismantling
Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L

  • Assembly and dismantling requirements
  • Potential hazards
  • Types of scaffolds
  • Ladder construction and usage

Scaffolding Safety: Safe Work Practices
Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L

  • Electrical, fall, and falling object hazards
  • Using ladders
  • Load carrying capacity and material handling
  • Good housekeeping strategies

On the Level: Walking and Working Surface Safety
This course teaches your workers how to assess and evaluate the walking and working surfaces typically encountered at a jobsite. The course focuses on best practices and appropriate safety controls through a comprehensive review of:

  • Fall Protection
  • Ladder Safety
  • Housekeeping in the Workplace
  • Stairway Safety
  • Scaffolding

Ladder Safety: Every Step Counts
Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1910.25, 1910.26, and 1910.29

Teaches important ladder best safety practices. This program covers:

  • Ladder selection
  • Safe use
  • Proper set-up
  • Care and maintenance

Aerial Lift Safety
Addresses 1910.67/ANSI A92.6

Teaches best safety practices, housekeeping, and equipment maintenance techniques to prevent aerial lift accidents at your site, including scenarios when working with or around electricity, working in inclement weather, and working in an elevated bucket. This program covers:

  • Fall protection, load requirements, and equipment
  • Pre-start inspections
  • Safe use

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