MRCA SHARP Members Only Live Seminar or Webinar: Addressing Fall Protection Challenges for Building Contractors


With continually increasing citations and fall incidents, it’s no surprise that fall protection is, and will continue to be, a hot topic for OSHA.  

With new fall protection regulations becoming effective in 2017, compliance officers are highly focused on this issue. 

Leveraging case studies from both prolific, successful fall protection programs, as well as ones with catastrophic consequences, this presentation highlights the need for engineered fall protection systems, proper use of fall protection equipment and maintaining a managed fall protection program. The presenter will share ways to focus internally on best practices and coordinated programs, while also leveraging the changing landscape to bring more value to contractors’ clients. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Current facts and figures that illustrate the ongoing fall protection challenge 
  • Ways contractors can provide additional value to their clients and increase their scope of work by incorporating fall protection items into an existing roofing project. 
  • Methods to address and provide safe access and compliant walking-working surfaces 
  • Explanation of common fall protection equipment misuses 

Register online here 

Speaker bios: 

Thomas E. Kramer, P.E., C.S.P. – Principal, LJB Inc. 

Mr. Kramer is a managing principal with LJB who has more than 22 years of experience. He is an internationally recognized expert in applying engineering and safety practices to reduce risk for workers at heights. As a dually registered professional engineer and certified safety professional, he specializes in the assessment and design of fall protection systems. Mr. Kramer is the Vice Chair of the ANSI Z359 Committee and chairs two subcommittees that develop standards for the overall Fall Protection Code and horizontal lifelines (ANSI Z359.1 and .17). He also serves as the president of the International Society for Fall Protection. 

Gary W. Auman -with law firm Auman, Mahan & Furry 

With 40 years of experience, Gary is a noted authority and staunch management advocate in workers’ compensation and occupational safety and health law. He regularly writes on occupational safety and health law for a number of trade publications. In addition, he is a frequent speaker on occupational safety and health topics at seminars and conferences throughout the United States. Gary represents both small and large companies and is general counsel to several national and regional trade associations.  Gary defends employers against federal and state OSHA citations across the United States. 

General Outline: 

1`. Background

a. Fall protection basics 

b. Statistics 

2. Case studies  

a.Impressive programs/projects 

b.Examples of catastrophic failure/near miss 

c. Lessons learned 

3. Common concerns  

a. Safe access and walking-working surfaces 

b. Equipment misuse 

c. New fall protection regulation requirements 

4. Action items  

a. Ways contractors can leverage new fall protection regulations, trends, etc. 

b. Gap analysis – where are you now vs. where do you need to be? 

Live Presentation: Builders Exchange Dayton, Education Room, 2077 Embury Park Rd., Dayton, OH 45414, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT  

Or by Webinar: Addressing Fall Protection Challenges for Building Contractors / Webinar-Seminar, Tuesday, July 24, 2018,  10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT 

Register online here 


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