OSHA Fall Protection Training for Residential Contractors Andover, Ma. 11/14/2014 ( 6 CEU FOR MA CSL'S)

OSHA is looking for residential contractor job sites. Be and work safe or you or your workers could be hurt or killed and/or cited and fined thousands of dollars.

OSHA requires that residential contractors provide fall protection training, certification and equipment to protect workers. The new OSHA directive affects any contractor who works at heights of 6 feet or above on residential structures. Residential contractors, builders and trades are required to use safety nets, guard rails and or fall arrest systems when working 6' above lower levels.

Training to be held at BROSCO (Brockway Smith) 146 Dascomb Rd. Andover, Ma. 8 am to 3:30 pm.

THIS COURSE IS APPROVED FOR  6  MASS CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS TOWARDS THE NEW CSL REQUIREMENT. OSHA Fall Protection: CD-0075, CS-7502, 6 CEU's Workplace Safety (1 hour), Business Practices (1 Hour) Electives (4 hours).

General Contractors need to make sure that their subs also comply with the directive or they could face multi employer fines if OSHA comes on the job site and issues citations.

Fall Related Deaths and Fines in the News

19 year old New Hampshire boy killed by steel bracket

Connecticut worker killed in Shelton from fall

Connecticut Remodeler fined by OSHA $127,560 for failure to provide fall protection on Stratford, Conn Project

What you must do to comply with the OSHA Fall Protection Directive;

  • Create a written fall protection plan for your company describing your practices and the equipment you will provide for your workers to protect them from fall hazards.

  • When working 6 feet above the ground or other surface you must use one or a combination of the following; guard rails, fall arrest systems and safety nets.

  • You must effectively train your workers and prove through documentation that they were trained.

  • If you can prove using one of the three standards is infeasible you must write a site specific fall protection plan showing alternative methods and keep it on site.

Our training will help you comply with the Fall Protection Standard, protect your workers and be ready when OSHA visits your job site.

This training is for remodelers, home builders, roofers, painters, siding installers, gutter installers, electricians and any contractor who works at heights of 6 feet above lower levels.

Who should attend; Business Owners, Estimators, Foremen, Crew Leaders, Superintendents, Project Managers, Competent Person, Workers

DIRECTIVE#: STD 03-11-002

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 16, 2010

Information from OSHA website on fall protection