Virginia Tech Professional Engineering
Virginai Tech Professional Engineering - Fall Protection Essentials


8:00 am Welcome
Magnitude of the problem/OSHA fall protection statistics.
Applicable fall protection regulations.
Introduction to the new ANSI Z359-2007 Fall Protection Code.
Fall Protection hierarchy of controls - Elimination, Prevention, Arrest, Administrative.
ABC's of fall protection - Anchorage, Body Support, Connecting Means
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am Anchorage points/anchorage point considerations - strength and location Full Body Harnesses - Applications, inspection and safety features Lanyards - Applications, inspection and safety features:
  • Shock Absorbing
  • Self-Retracting
  • 100% Tie off/Y-Lanyards
12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Introduction/inspection of specialized fall protection equipment:
  • Lifelines - Horizontal/Vertical
  • Work Positioning Systems
  • Rigid Rail Systems
  • Controlled Descent Devices
  • Ladder Climbing Systems
  • 1st Man Up/Remote Connect/Disconnect Devices
2:00 - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm Inspection of Fall Arrest Systems and components.
Calculation of required Fall Arrest System Clearance Diagrams.
Rescue Considerations
5:00 pm Adjourn

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