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The Truth about the OSHA/ANSI Fall Protection Standards

Total Credits: 0.5 PDH

Technical Presentations
Mr. James T Boatright III |  Scott L Weiland PE
45 Minutes
Audio and Video
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Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA estimates that, on average, approximately 202,066 serious (lost-workday) injuries and 345 fatalities occur annually among industry workers. To reduce these statistics, OSHA issued a final ruling on the General Industry Rules 29 CFR 1910, Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces update on November 17, 2016. This update includes fall protection requirements for low slope roofs, façade access, and ladders as well as a timeline for compliance. This seminar not only addresses the recent 2017 updates to 29 CFR Part 1910 General Industry, but is an overview of all fall protection standards found in both Part 1910 for General Industry and Part 1926 Construction. The components of a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program are also presented as well as specific requirements for the fall protection options available. Because many in the industry either do not understand the standards, are unaware of the available OSHA interpretations, or prefer not to spend money training their employees, misinformation is being spread. This seminar provides the truth about the required implementation of the updated fall protection standards and the standards that remain in place.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The origination, intent, and coverage of the OSHA regulations.
  2. Triggers that require fall protection
  3. Contents of a Comprehensive managed Fall Protection Program
  4. Available fall protection options


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Innovative Engineering Inc.

Scott L Weiland, PE is a member of ICRI Georgia in addition to being a member of other industry and professional associations. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is a registered engineer in 23 states. He has 40 years’ experience as a structural engineer and has specialized in fall protection safety, structure design, and OSHA guidance for 2 decades. Scott is a frequent presenter on this and other structural topics and is also an AIA approved CES course provider. He is president of Innovative Engineering Inc. based in Atlanta and Seattle; however the firm does work throughout the US. His passion is to help educate professionals on how to protect the public, minimize risk and liability, and safely maintain their buildings.