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Slips, Trips and Falls Online Training Course

Course Overview

Slips, Trips and Falls is an online training course that trains employees on eliminating hazards and unsafe work practices that lead to slips, trips, and falls. Topics covered include:tripping hazards, fall protection equipment, working off the ground, health consequences from hazards, and more.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Avoid off-the-ground accidents with OSHA-approved precautions.
  • More carefully climb and use ladders.
  • Use the proper fall protection equipment as recommended by OSHA.
  • Follow a Fall Prevention Plan as well as safe work practices along OSHA guidelines.
  • Recognize hazards that can occur anywhere and anytime.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • A review of the areas where falls are the most likely: ladders, scaffolds, lift buckets, and other off-the-ground environments.
    • The prevalence of falls on the job resulting in injuries and even death.
    • The basic things remember when working on a ladder.
    • How to keep debris from building up and creating falling hazards.
    • Working Above Ground Basics
      • Vulnerabilities when moving while off-the-ground such as trip hazards.
      • Weather restrictions like wind or rain that make working off-the-ground impossible.
      • Knowing when you should not work above ground, and being sensitive to coworkers who are afraid of heights.
      • Fall Protection
        • The goals and benefits of a fall protection plan that follows OSHA guidelines.
        • Fall protection through the use of guardrails, safety nets, and Fall Arrest systems.
        • The proper specifications for safety rails.
        • Differing types of safety nets, their uses and maintenance.
        • Using a Personal Fall Arrest System. Usually composed of a Full Body harness, a connecting device, and an anchor point.
        • Testing fall prevention equipment to make sure that it works properly.
        • The proper way to use a full body harness, while still maintaining a wide range of movement.
        • An overview of different harnesses, lifelines, and their applications, including Fixed Lifelines, Horizontal Lifelines, and Vertical Lifelines.