Photo: Dwayne O. Andreas Agribusiness Education Center

Fall Protection


Fall protection is required at specific heights by OSHA as well as individual companies. This course teaches workers how to assess their work environment in order to primarily prevent falls and also how to protect themselves if a fall occurs.


Participants will learn OSHA’s minimum requirements for Fall Prevention and Protection. Topics discussed will include:

  • Standard Railing (vs.) Personal Fall Arrest Systems
  • Selection
  • Body Wear
  • Connecting Devices
  • Anchoring Options
  • Inspection
  • Maintenance
  • Load Capacities
  • Removal From Service
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Platforms
  • Limitations
  • Positioning Systems
  • Housekeeping
  • Guarding of Floors and Holes