NAHB is offering a free webinar to help members comply with new Occupational Safety and Health Administration fall protection requirements that will go into effect on June 16.
OSHA Fall Protection will be held from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 6.
The new requirements replace a 1995 OSHA directive that was a source of confusion among home builders over what fall protection methods and systems should be used to comply with OSHA’s fall protection standards.
Builders now will be required to follow 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M Fall Protection Regulations, a change resulting from OSHA’s Dec. 22 decision to withdraw the Plain Language Revision of OSHA Instruction STD 3.1, Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction.
To help members preparefor this change, NAHB has been offering free in-person Fall Protection Training Seminars, which are funded through a grant provided by OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. NAHB has trained nearly 1,000 housing professionals to date and has scheduled training seminars at more than 40 sites across the country.
Matt Murphy, president of SEE, Inc., a safety training consultant with more than 12 years of experience establishing and implementing occupational safety and health programs in the residential and commercial construction industries, is the primary instructor during the NAHB in-person training sessions.
Murphy also willbe the presenter for the webinar, which is based on the in-person training. During the webinar, participants will:
- Learn about the changes to OSHA’s fall protection requirements and how they will affect compliance
- Receive guidance on how to comply with OSHA’s Fall Protection Regulation (Subpart M), as it applies to residential construction
- Understand how a written site-specific fall protection plan is used – including examples of circumstances where it may be warranted
Changes to the requirements were outlined in the Jan.10 edition of Nation’s Building News.
In addition to the webinar, training materials used in the in-person training sessions can be downloaded and delivered to employees and members directly. The materials include a PowerPoint presentation, an instructor’s guide and a post-instruction test, which can be downloaded in English or Spanish.
The webinar is free for NAHB members and $44.95 for non-members.
To register, click here on the NAHB website, and then use promo code 11WWOS when adding the webinar to the shopping cart to eliminate the registration fee. Members must be logged into the NAHB website to complete the free registration.