In 2011, fall protection topped OSHA’s Top 10 list, with 7,139 violations. And Patrick Kapust, OSHA’s deputy director of the Directorate of Enforcement Programs, notes that falls continue to be the leading cause of construction-related fatalities.
It shouldn’t be this way. Construction-related falls are largely preventable with the right training and safeguards. But how can you be sure that your fall protection program is up to the challenge?You and your colleagues will learn:
About your Speaker:Christopher J. Miranda
- The applicable federal standards that define what is required of a comprehensive, compliant program
- How to establish an effective fall-protection program using a proven 8-step process
- How to identify and assess the typical hazards, including risks associated with ladders, roofs, scaffolding, and other elevated work areas
- The “hierarchy of fall hazard control” - including engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment strategies
- The 2 basic philosophies for fall protection - “prevent the fall” and “catch the fall” – and why both need to be incorporated into your program
- How to promote your fall protection program to assure that the necessary support and commitment are in place at all levels of the organization
- What resources are available to you as you begin the process of developing your fall protection program
- Key training tips for making sure your workers really absorb the message and perform their tasks safely, especially when working at heights
is the founder of MAC Safety, Inc., located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which provides occupational safety and health management services nationwide.
Miranda has years of experience in safety management, accident investigation, and OSHA compliance. A Penn State graduate in business management, his unique blend of business expertise and business ownership, and his extensive safety background allow him to balance safety advocacy with building a profitable business.
Miranda is a national trainer and author, who designs safety programs that help companies achieve a safer work environment, which typically results in a healthier bottom-line profit. By driving the proactive management of a clients’ worker’s safety and health, providing OSHA required training and monitoring OSHA reporting requirements, Miranda helps companies operate more efficiently and with less risk of fines and citations. His safety awareness training program has contributed to significant reductions in OSHA reportable accident rates at companies all around the country.
Through MAC Safety, Inc., Miranda and his team helps companies develop, implement, and maintain safety programs that meets and exceed OSHA safety requirements. Our experienced consultants conduct OSHA training classes at clients’ worksites which include everything from required OSHA training for employees and supervisors to customized training based on business’s unique safety requirements.