Special Note

OECS is excited to announce that the webinar, Fall Protection and Fall Hazard Safety, has been approved as a Continuing Education (CE) credit. A certificate will be available upon request for CEU and attending the event. This and other OECS webinars have been approved for CE credit by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

If you are interested in obtaining a certificate of completion, after watching the video below, please email Jennifer Erickson to obtain an evaluation to show completion.

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This event is for business owners, presidents, safety, HR and plant management, construction superintendents and project managers


Falls are a significant source of injury and death within both General Industry and Construction.

Falls are a hazard found in many work settings. A fall can occur during walking, climbing stairs or a ladder to change a light fixture, or as a result of a complex series of events affecting an ironworker 80 feet above the ground!

Based on 2018/2019 published data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 282,860 private industry and state and local government workers missed one or more days of work due to injuries from falls on the same level or to lower levels, and 880 workers died from such falls.

Fall injuries create a considerable financial burden: Workers’ compensation and medical costs associated with occupational fall incidents have been estimated at $70 billion annually in the United States alone. (NIOSH/CDC)



During the webinar we will discuss:

  • The differences between General Industry and Construction requirements for fall protection
  • Tasks often associated with fall hazards
  • The lack of task pre-planning and use of inexperienced workers in elevated work
  • Define the role of the competent person in fall protection
  • Define the different types of fall protection that can be used
  • The training required to select and properly use fall protection
  • Requirements for rescue for a worker that has fallen and been saved by their PPE
  • Real-world examples from both Construction and General Industry



Tim Peterson, is a 25-year veteran of OECS, performing thousands of employee trainings, and audits across general industry and construction.  As Vice President of Operations and a member of the company’s leadership team, he manages field operations throughout the Midwest, helping clients manage their regulatory issues with his extensive experience.

Dan Dustin, has over 30 years of experience in safety. During his career, he has developed and delivered training programs, written policies and safety curricula for both construction and general industry clients, as well as for local and state units of government.  He is trained as a firefighter, a Hazardous Materials Technician Instructor, an EMT, as well as an electrician

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