Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 16% of all accidental deaths and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities from accidents. This course is intended to provide employees with the ability to recognize and prevent slip, trip, and fall hazards, and to address the key components of ladder safety. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. The learning objectives of the course are to list injuries that can result from slips, trips, and falls; identify fall hazards in the work area; describe the proper use of a ladder; specify how to set up a ladder; list tips to prevent injuries on stairs; describe how to minimize walkway hazards; and list contributing factors to slips, trips, and falls.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. This course was reviewed and updated for the November 2016 OSHA final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and personal fall protection systems requirements.Learning Objectives
- Identify fall hazards in the workplace
- Identify methods to safely use a ladder
- Use the 4-to-1 rule to determine safe ladder placement
- Identify ways to prevent injuries on stairs
- Identify ways to minimize walkway hazards