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Tip of the Week No .259 – 09/21/09 – Training


Initial training in fall protection principles, including examples of specific hazards and controls, reasonably should be eight hours. Further training in 90 minute sessions is required for specific types of construction fall hazards such as scaffold erection, formwork, excavations, blocklaying, and trenching; in general industry, additional sessions should cover roof wlrk and equipment maintenance, installation of electrical conduit, window cleaning, and fall hazards in confined space.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 332.
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EFSS Offers New Maintenance Management Training


EFSS is proud to announce the addition of Maintenance Management to the roster of training courses we now provide.
Maintenance Management involves the planning and scheduling of all facility maintenance activities.
EFSS offers in-house Maintenance Management training for your planners. This allows EFSS to tailor the training to your industry, your maintenance situation and your exisiting in-place maintenance plan.
To find out more about this exciting new training, including the benefits to your company, the training agenda and the various presentation options go to EFSS Maintenance Management Training.


Tip of the Week No. 206 – 05/05/08 – Training


It is reasonable to require workers to accept responsibility for their own safety, provided they have been physically trained and mentally prepared, educated in policy, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and furnished with suitable, identified anchor points as part of an employer’s credible fall protection program.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 54.
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EFSS offers Z359 Compliant Training


Visit the EFSS Training Page Click Here. to find out more about the training courses we offer to ensure you are fully Z359 compliant.
EFSS will work with you to design a training program to meet YOUR training needs for all your employees.
Remember, we wrote the book!


Tip of the Week No. 102 A – Training


Training is a very subjective matter and its adequacy for a given project can always be criticized. Yet, it is vital that employees and subcontractor representatives are able to accurately relate the degree of safety and health training they have received for recognition and control of fall hazards.
A survey by qualified fall protection consultants can open new insights into one or more hazards, helping break tunnel vision or a standstill.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 332.
This book is an invaluable resource for every safety manager’s library. Click here to find out about ordering a copy. Order online now.


Tip of the Week No. 15 A – 03/15/04 Warning Signs


Signs placed next to fixed ladders, scaffold access points, and on suspended scaffolds can provide a continuous message to workers to use fall protection. They function as a form of repeat training until the safety practice becomes second nature.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” see page 77.
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Tip of the Week No. 19 A – 04/12/04 Training


Do people learn through training?
They learn through exercise and repetition to advance their knowledge. They must integrate what they learn with work practices that might be very different from their training. The best instruction methods for workers provide training that is relevant to site-specific work.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 329.
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Tip of the Week No. 49 A – 11/29/04 Truthful Reporting


Employees should be instructed to be responsive and truthful when questioned about their training by compliance officers during a site visit. If they do not talk about the training they have received, it is possible that OSHA will cite their employer for failure to train [i.e., under 1926.21(b)(2) for construction projects]. Without such instruction, workers usually remain silent or nonresponsive to general questions, so as not to rock the boat!


Safety News Item – 04/28/06 – Inexperienced Workers and Injuries


The Department Labor reports that inexperienced workers who have been on the job less than a year account for 30% of all injuries that result in worker’s compensation claims while they make up only 25% of the workforce.

Conversely, those workers with 5 years or more experience on the job make up 44% of the workforce but account for only 24% of worker’s compensation claims.

These statistics point out the necessity of not only initial orientation/training, but for regular follow-up training as well


Tip of the Week No. 85 – 10/03/05 – Training


Initial training in fall protection principles, including examples of specific hazards and controls, reasonably should be eight hours.
Further training in 90-minute sessions is required for specific types of construction fall hazards such as scaffold erection, formwork, excavation, blocklaying, and trenching; in general industry, additional sessions should cover roof work and equipment maintenance, installation of electrical conduit, window cleaning, and fall hazards in confined spaces.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 332.
How about ordering a copy of for yourself? Order online now.


Tip of the Week No. 48 – 11/29/04 – Training


Training is a very subjective matter, and its adequacy for a given project can always be criticized.
Yet it is vital that employees and subcontractors representatives are able to accurately relate the degree of safety and health training they have received for recognition and control of fall hazards.
A survey by qualified fall protection consultants can open new insight into one or more hazards, helping to break tunnel vision or a standstill.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 332.
How about ordering a copy for yourself? Order online now.


Tip of the Week No. 15 – 03/22/04. Training.


The most effective method of overcoming fall protection myths or objections is controlled, live training.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 71.
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