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Course 714 Certificate
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Modules: 8
Hours: 7
Sector: General Industry

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Employees who conduct work at on elevated surfaces are exposed to fall hazards and are required to receive fall-protection training. This course will aid in decreasing fall hazards by explaining the components of an effective fall-protection program, training requirements, and emergency response. Personal fall-arrest systems, fall-restraint systems, and other fall-protection systems will be discussed, with general instructions on how to properly inspect and maintain equipment. Fall protection on ladders, scaffolds, and aerial platforms are also important topics covered in this course.

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As an OSHAcademy student, you can access 100% of our training materials for free, including our module quizzes and course exams. We only charge a small fee if you decide to document your training with our official course certificates or transcripts.

Key Topics

  • Hazards of Working at Elevation
  • Fall Protection Program Elements
  • Identifying and Evaluating Fall Hazards
  • Portable Ladders
  • Supported Scaffolds
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Adjustable-suspension Scaffolds
  • Cranes and Derrick Suspended Personnel Platforms
  • Guardrail Systems
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)
  • Safety Net Systems
  • Training Requirements
  • Rescue at Height

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Why We Need Fall Protection

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Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths in the workplace. Employers must take measures in their workplaces to prevent employees from falling off overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that falls to a lower level have been the most frequent type of fatal fall in the workplace. Most of those are caused by falls from roofs, ladders, scaffolds, non-moving vehicles, and building girders or other structural steel.

What the Fall Protection Standard Covers

For general industry, the trigger height for providing fall protection is 4 feet. However, there are exceptions for work in construction, scaffolding, fixed ladders, dangerous equipment, and utility work. From the beginning, OSHA has consistently reinforced the "4-foot rule."

Course 714 Final Exam

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to help ensure students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

If you have already paid for a Certificate Program

If you have already paid for your certificates, your exam score will be displayed in your student dashboard next to the course. You will also be able to view or print the course PDF certificate if you purchased this option. Your PDF transcript will also be automatically updated to include the course.

If you only want free training

You are welcome to take all of our courses for free! We only charge a fee if you want certificates, transcripts and exam scores to document your training. If you have not made a payment for your certificate, we will archive your exam results and you will see "Completed!" next to the course if you passed the exam. If you did not pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher, you will need to retake the exam.

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Course 714 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.

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