Oregon OSHA Launches Online Fall Protection Training

Aug. 20, 2020

Employers and workers who engage in construction activities in Oregon now have a free and flexible way to improve their understanding of fall protection, thanks to an online video training course produced by Oregon OSHA. 

The course is designed to help employers and workers meet Oregon’s fall protection standards. According to a press release, it is the fourth course in the division’s Fall Protection Suite, which tackles fall hazards across specific industries. 

The multimedia course features insights from industry leaders and practical demonstrations. It highlights the relevant requirements, and explains terms and processes. It covers a comprehensive set of fall protection topics in construction. This includes fall arrest and fall restraint systems, fall clearance calculations, scaffolding, guardrails, leading edge work, and holes and openings.  

According to the release, falls are the leading cause of injury and death in construction work. In Oregon, from 2014 to 2018, there were 6,187 accepted disabling claims in construction because of falls to a lower level.