OSHA has published a Fall Protection in Construction informational booklet to provide an overview of frequently cited OSHA standards in the construction industry.

Historically, falls are the leading cause of fatalities in construction, accounting for about one-third of all fatalities in the industry. OSHA recognizes that incidents involving falls are generally complex events, frequently involving a variety of factors. The standard for fall protection deals with both the human and equipment-related issues in protecting workers from fall hazards.

Fall Protection in Construction is intended to help workers and employers better understand the Fall Protection in Construction standard’s requirements and the reasons behind them. Topics in the 41-page booklet include What Subpart M – Fall Protection Covers, Conventional Fall Protection Systems, Protection from Falling Objects and Fall Protection Plans and Training.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center offers a variety of construction courses that include information on OSHA’s fall protection requirements, including:

OSHA 500-Trainer Course for the Construction Industry
Dublin, CA – December 2019 and January 2020
Sacramento CA, and Reno, NV – February 2020
San Luis Obispo, CA, Dublin, CA and Fresno, CA – March 2020

OSHA 5109-Cal/OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry
Oxnard, CA – February 2020
Dublin, CA – March 2020

OSHA 3115-Fall Protection
Dublin, CA – January 2020
Sacramento, CA – April 2020

OSHA 510-OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry
Sacramento, CA, Reno, NV and Redding, CA – January 2020
San Luis Obispo, CA, Dublin, CA and Fresno, CA – February 2020
Santa Rosa, CA and Sacramento, CA – March 2020