Fall protection remains one of the Iron Workers’ deadly dozen hazards and part of General President Eric Dean’s ZERO Incident Campaign. Incident trends and reports related to falls reflect the incorrect use and installation of various types of personal fall arrest equipment. Ironworker foremen play an essential role in recognizing, planning and implementing fall hazard controls in the workplace, emphasizing the need for specialized training on the selection, installation and use of common personal fall arrest systems for steel erection activities.
The Foremen Fall Protection Training Program, a free course designed for ironworker foremen-supervisors designated for managing the steel erection process, recognizes common fall hazard conditions and control methods. Contractor management representatives are also encouraged to participate in the training to understand the use of the latest products in the industry.
The Iron Workers safety and health department, in partnership with the 3M™ Personal Safety Division, will provide ironworker foremen and contractors with a free, 4-hour training session that will provide specific instruction on the following topics:
- Regulatory Review
- Calculating System Limits
- Anchor Types and Connectors
- Body Harness
- Roles of Foremen/Supervisors
- Climbing and Transitioning
- Use of Fall Rescue Plans
- Horizontal Lifeline Systems
- Calculating Fall Distance
- Dropped Object Prevention
- Avoiding Fall Hazards
- Leading/Sharp Edge Situations
The use of the fall protection training structure for hands-on training is designed to provide ironworker foremen and contractors with common situations requiring the proper selection, installation and use of fall arrest systems. Ironworker foremen must recognize and avoid situations that could provide a false sense of security if the equipment is used improperly. Fall protection specialists from the 3M™ Personal Safety Division will provide technical information in the classroom and conduct hands-on applications on the fall protection training structure.
Note: Ironworkers completing the course will receive a nationally recognized certificate of completion from the 3M™ Personal Safety Division.
Contact the IW safety department at email@example.com or (833) 355-SAFE (7233).