Introduction to Managed Fall Protection Programs

Introductory | 8 CM Credit Hours / 0.8 CEU / 0.5 CMP
Sunday | 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Limit: 60

Emerging Issues, Risk Assessment and Management, Safety



This course explores the critical fall protection leadership practices and sound technical principles, that form programming that creates effective working at height safety.

Course topics will build on the provisions of ANSI Z359.2 Minimum Requirements for a Managed Fall Protection Program’s key elements including, but not limited to, corporate policy, hazard prioritization and abatement, incident investigation, and procurement. The required knowledge base of workers, supervisors, management and technical professionals for successful fall protection will be tied to various levels of training that are traditionally seen in the standard.

Participants will gain an understanding of OSHA compliance as well as the current state of fall protection standards (ANSI, CSA, EN) including their strengths and weaknesses, and how they relate to industry best practice. Future directions in fall protections standards and practice will be discussed.

This course is important to any organization that is considering implementation of a full managed fall protection program.

Value Added:

Participants will receive a USB flash drive containing useful templates and a reference library of selected articles.


Upon completion, participants will be able to

  • Understand the key elements of a managed fall protection program, and recognize them in the workplace.
  • Recognize the differences between best practices and compliance.
  • Select effective fall protection goods and services.



  • Fall Protection Program: Understanding the process of ANSI Z359.2 Minimum Requirements for a Managed Fall Protection Program
  • Corporate policy development
  • Hazard assessment abatement options
  • Implementation: engineering of systems, practices and procedures, education and training, procurement, evaluation of program effectiveness and continuous improvement
  • Regulatory compliance (OSHA) vs. best practices: how do they compare?
  • Current state and future directions of fall protection standards (ANSI, CSA, EN)
  • The importance of good knowledge bases in fall protection
  • How to specify fall protection systems to get what you really need

Transfer of Knowledge:

Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on

  • Practice exercises, and
  • Group activities.

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