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Fall Protection for Construction

These videos are a series developed by Oregon OSHA Public Education as part of the Fall Protection for Construction online course.

Fall Protection is Important for Contractors

Falls are the #1 cause of injury and death in construction, affecting thousands of families each year in the U.S. In this video, learn why fall protection is so important to workers.

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Planning for Fall Protection at a Construction Site

What are the basic elements of planning for fall protection? Brogan Adams, a superintendent for Hoffman Construction, answers this question by explaining two key steps - The Work Process and Fall Protection Systems.

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Using Fall Protection - Example from Dan Daley Construction

Dan Daley, the owner of a small construction company, explains his journey from unsafe work practices to having a "safety mindset". He explains how an emphasis on safety will help your company grow and retain valuable employees.

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Guardrails in Construction

One of the most effective forms of fall protection are guardrail systems. In this video, learn more about how to make guardrails, where to put them, and how they function at your jobsite.

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Positioning Devices

Positioning devices are a fall protection system used on vertical surfaces, often by ironworkers. In this video, learn about what a positioning system is and how it's used at the jobsite.

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Fall Restraint vs. Fall Arrest in Construction

Do you know the difference between fall restraint and fall arrest? In this video, fall protection expert, Dustin Schneider, explains the purpose and uses for each system.

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Do the Math - Calculating Fall Clearance

What happens when you calculate your fall clearance incorrectly and take a fall? A fall arrest system will not help if you slam into a concrete wall or drop on rebar. In this video, fall protection experts detail how to properly calculate your fall distance and necessary clearance.

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The Value of Trauma Straps

Did you know that sitting in your harness for too long could cause a stroke? This hazard can be minimized through fall protection training and trauma straps.

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Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs)

There are many types of Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs) used for different situations, even rescue. In this video, experts and users explain the advantages of adopting SRLs at their jobsites.

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Overview of Anchors

Anchors play an important role in many fall protection systems. This comprehensive video is an excellent overview of what anchors are available and how to use them. It is divided into 3 sections: introduction, anchor points, and demonstration.

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Overview of Scaffolding

Scaffolding, also called scaffold or staging, is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction and other activities. In this video, Rick Jenkins, from Hoffman Construction discusses the basics of scaffolds and provides an overview of a few requirements.

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Scaffolding Example with Lada Enterprises

Can well-planned scaffolding increase productivity and the safety of your crew? In this video, Ivan from Lada Enterprises shows an example of achieving these goals at his worksites.

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Using Fall Protection While Framing

Framing can be a challenging aspect when implementing fall protection. This video will give practical examples to keep framers safe without using traditional fall arrest systems.

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The Challenge of Trusses - Using Fall Protection

The key to protecting workers when installing trusses comes down to planning before the work begins. Take a moment to learn techniques companies are using to keep their workers safe.

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Fall Protection in Leading Edge Work

Rick from Hoffman Construction gives a practical demonstration of protecting workers from leading edge hazards on a decking project.

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Protecting Holes and Openings

Do you know the difference between of a hole and an opening? At a basic level, holes are horizontal, while openings are found on vertical surfaces such as walls. In this video, experts from Oregon OSHA explain how to protect your workers from both hazards.

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Fall Protection Training for Construction Companies

Training is a critical aspect to any fall protection plan. In this video, experts explain why training is important and the basic requirements to begin.

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Advice for Contractors

You can make a difference! In this final video, experts and users explain how to build your company's safety culture and encourage workers to use fall protection.

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