Date: This webinar is available on-demand.
Originally Broadcast: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4, New York)
Duration: 1 Hour
Event Type: On-Demand Webinar
Last fall, OSHA announced that fall protection citations ranked as the top violation for the seventh year in a row, and fall protection training entered the list at number nine. More importantly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that fall fatalities in the workplace increased from 800 in 2015 to 849 in 2016—a 6% increase in a year. Considering these data points, it’s no surprise that fall protection is, and will continue to be, a hot topic for OSHA. And, with new fall protection regulations becoming effective in 2017, compliance officers are highly focused on this issue.
Since learning to walk, we have been acutely aware of our relationship with gravity, and we all develop differing levels of tolerance to fall risk. With these disparities, many organizations struggle to impart and address the reality of fall risk and establish an acceptable level of risk in the workplace. Through this webinar, participants will learn effective—but simple—techniques to engage and empower employees to improve a fall protection program.
- 5 strategies to improve fall protection and their value to your organization
- Methods to communicate with and engage employees related to fall protection
- Explanation of common fall protection equipment misuses
Thomas E. Kramer, P.E., C.S.P. – Principal, LJB Inc.
Mr. Kramer is a managing principal with LJB who has more than 22 years of experience. He is an internationally recognized expert in applying engineering and safety practices to reduce risk for workers at heights. As a dually registered professional engineer and certified safety professional, he specializes in the assessment and design of fall protection systems. Mr. Kramer is the Vice Chair of the ANSI Z359 Committee and chairs two subcommittees that develop standards for the overall Fall Protection Code and horizontal lifelines (ANSI Z359.1 and .17). He also serves as the president of the International Society for Fall Protection.
This webinar will be conducted using a slides-and-audio format. After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details for joining the webinar.
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