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A Blueprint for Your ANSI Compliant Comprehensive Fall Protection Program

An EHS Today-hosted webinar sponsored by Diversified Fall Protection

This webinar was originally held on June 15, 2023 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Sponsor: Diversified Fall Protection

Duration: 1 Hour

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In 2017, the OSHA General Industry Walking-Working Surface Standard was updated, nearly 50 years after its last revision. In this new language, OSHA clarified and sometimes created requirements for Authorized, Competent, and Qualified persons to inspect and certify PPE and other fall protection equipment. There are other jurisdictions and consensus standards too—OSHA 1926, ANSI Z359, the EM385—all of these standards detail other requirements for a fall protection program.  

So often, when we think of fall protection, we think of PPE. But parsing the various standards and creating a Fall Protection Program—so the equipment can do its job--is daunting to the average employer. What does it all mean?! In this webinar, participants will learn about the Managed, Comprehensive Fall Protection Program and everything it requires.  

Some of our key takeaways & learning objectives: 

  • Learn how best to relay the components of a Managed, Comprehensive Fall Protection Program 
  • Understand how to relay the ABCDs of Fall Protection 
  • Ability to explain two types of “inspections” articulated in the law 
  • Name and describe three common worker designations discussed as part of training 
  • Where to place a fall protection system into the Hierarchy of Controls 

The webinar will benefit safety managers, employers, building owners, facility managers, and many others. Participants will also be provided with information to aid in creating and maintaining a compliant program. 


Kevin Kelpe | Director of Education Programs | Diversified Fall Protection 

Kevin Kelpe is Director of Marketing and Communications for Diversified Fall Protection. He is an AIA continuing ed provider, a contributing member of IIBEC and CSI, and is a 3M-Certified EM385 Competent Person Instructor. Kevin has an AS in Digital Media and a BS in Managerial Economic from the University of Idaho, where he later completed and MBA. He is an avid backcountry skier and mountain biker based in the Wasatch Mountains of Northern Utah. 

Dustin H. Schneider, CHST, QSSP | West Region Director of Sales | Diversified Fall Protection

With 25 years of industrial sales and training experience including 15 years as a Fall Protection Specialist with both Capital Safety, and 3M; Dustin now leads a team of Fall Protection Specialists for Diversified Fall Protection. Dustin  has completed certifications in CHST, OSHA 500/510, Fall Protection Competent Person, Confined Space Competent Person, SPRAT Rescue, ADT Master Trainer certification. Dustin is also a qualified person in fall protection and fall training. 

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