OSHA Fall Protection training must be provided by contractors prior to exposing workers to fall hazards of 6 feet or more above a lower level. This requirement is clearly stated in the OSHA Standards. 1926.503 - Training requirements. When you hire someone new you can not let them go up on heights 6 feet or more above a lower unless they are trained and the training has been certified by a competent person.
Many contractors have questions on what is really required when it comes to meeting the training requirement of SubPart M. For your information I am providing the training standard right out of the OSHA Standard so you can check to see if your training program meets the standard. If your program falls short for whatever reason you will now know what you need to do.
If you need help setting up a training program for your workers we can assist you and provide training for your men in one of our open session trainings or a private training for your team at your location. Do want to train your guys or write the plan contact me?
Important fact about workers and sub contractors: OSHA says Employers must provide a safe and healthy workplace for all workers on their job sites. This includes employee workers and sub contractor workers. It is recommended that you make sure your subs are compliant with OSHA Safety Standards. If they are not, you the general contractor can be cited for a violation fined with them.
OSHA Required Training Program That Must Be Given To Workers BEFORE They Are Exposed To Fall Hazards.
Now you know you need to have a training program, written plan, train your workers, certify the training and keep the records of the certification on file and up to date.
If you are not sure where to start or don't want to tackle the project you can contact me and I will help you get the job done and take the project of your mind.