Workers falling from structures, roofs, ladders and scaffolding continue to be the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in the residential construction industry, and most are preventable. NAHB is offering two free virtual training sessions in December to help home builders inform their workers and trade partners on proper fall prevention techniques.
NAHB has been offering the fall prevention training program to members and HBAs for free for two years under a grant from OSHA by the Job-Site Safety Institute
, in partnership with NAHB. Typically conducted in person, the program has shifted to a virtual platform in the wake of the pandemic.
NAHB is offering the final two sessions to all members free of charge:
- The first session is tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 3, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. ET. Learn more.
- The final session will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ET. Access here. (Access code: 126 762 6418, Password: safety).
This training program will help employees and employers identify and avoid fall hazards encountered during home building operations, the prevention of falls, solutions to protect against and arrest falls, and the rescue of a fallen worker. As a participant in this training, you will be able to:
- Recognize common fall hazards in residential construction.
- Identify when fall protection is required.
- Determine which protection system to use for a given fall hazard.
- Understand the key requirements and basic safety practices for each protection system.
- Understand the safety requirements and practices for ladders and scaffolding.
NAHB education designation holders earn four hours of continuing education credit for successful completion of this training.
This is the perfect opportunity to close out the year with some much-needed training and refreshers on fall prevention best practices.
For any questions about the sessions, please contact Christian Culligan