Reducing Fall Hazard Risk: Provide Effective Fall Protection Training

For this year’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, I’m sharing these top five ways to reduce fall hazard risk, based on a quarter century of experience providing fall protection consultation. The first four ways are listed below and can be found here: Apply Prevention through Design Perform Fall Hazard Risk Assessments—the Right […]

Are Your Competent Persons Really Competent?

Trained competent persons are essential to any effective fall protection program.  OSHA, ANSI and equipment manufacturers require competent persons to identify existing and predictable hazards, train authorized persons, supervise work at heights and inspect fall protection equipment. But, many organizations struggle to measure the knowledge of their personnel in these areas.  Even if management—or individuals […]