Sign Up for Remaining Fall Protection Training Seminars
Nine of the 40 four-hour fall protection seminars conducted by NAHB and the NAHB Research Center remain available to local or state home builders association this year. The seminars provide fall protection safety tips to builders, contractors, supervisors and workers.
Seminars have already been held at HBAs in Arkansas, Alaska, Texas, Indiana, Vermont, Washington, Ohio, Colorado, Missouri, Michigan, West Virginia, Wisconsin and New York.
HBAs in some of these and other states including Montana, Georgia, Florida, Illinois and Arizona have scheduled seminars through September.
"I feel it was the best safety training seminar I have attended," said Chris Ilardi, of Pineview Supply Corporation, referring to a seminar hosted by the North Central Home Builders Associaton of West Virginia in Morgantown. "It was extremely informative and well thought-out in format. There was ample interaction with attendees, the pace flowed to keep interest high and it was excellent for employees as well as managers."
Funded through a grant from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 35 of the sessions are being conducted in English and five are in Spanish. The Spanish-language seminars are available upon request.
Local home builders associations are invited to host the seminars for their members.
During the seminars, participants learn how to:
- Recognize the most common fall hazards on residential job sites
- Use safe work practices to reduce the risk of injuries and deaths
- Comply with OSHA fall protection regulations that apply to the home building industry
- Develop a written fall protection plan
- Protect stairways, leading edges, window/wall openings and floor holes
- Safely construct rafters and install roof trusses and sheeting
- Use an OSHA-approved Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS)
Each participant receives a copy of the “NAHB-OSHA Fall Protection Handbook, English-Spanish” and the “NAHB Fall Protection Video, English-Spanish.”
Both safety resources can be purchased from BuilderBooks.com at www.builderbooks.com/safety.
To Host a Seminar
For more information about hosting a seminar, visit www.nahb.org/fallprotectiontraining. To submit a request to host a seminar, click here.
For more information, e-mail Lindsay Cather at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8163.
Boost Job Site Safety With Fall Protection Training Products
In an effort to increase job site safety and reduce the chance of job related accidents, NAHB has produced the “Fall Protection Video, English-Spanish” and “NAHB-OSHA Fall Protection Handbook, English-Spanish.”
Both are available through BuilderBooks.com.
The 30-minute “Fall Protection Video, English-Spanish” can be used by builders to train workers to use safe work practices that eliminate fall hazards and comply with OSHA fall-protection standards.
The “NAHB-OSHA Fall Protection Handbook, English-Spanish” provides guidelines for creating a written fall-protection plan and identifying safe work practices that can prevent costly accidents and injuries. Written with clear text, photographs and illustrations, the book serves as a user-friendly resource for promoting safety on any job site.
To purchase the handbook and video online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.
Create a Safer Job Site
Four common hazards cause 90% of the injuries and fatalities on residential construction job sites.
The “Recognizing the Big-Four Safety Hazards for the Home Building Industry” course from The NAHB University of Housing shows how to comply with OSHA regulations and to recognize and minimize those hazards most likely to cause accidents.
The course teaches builders to protect their workers from harm and themselves from liability. This course is also available in Spanish.
To find out where upcoming courses are being held, click here, or call 800-368-5242 x8154 for more information.