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Guarding Floor and Wall Openings Awareness for General Industry

    Guarding Floor and Wall Openings Awareness for General Industry

    Course Overview

    Openings and holes present potential fall hazards in the workplace. In this introductory Fall Prevention: Guarding Floor & Wall Openings course, students are introduced to the requirements and the systems for protecting against these types of hazards.

    Upon successful completion of the course, each student will receive a ClickSafety Certificate of Completion that will show the 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 1 Contact Hour received for this IACET-approved course.

    Intended Audience

    This course is designed for anyone in General Industry who is subject to or must protect against potential fall hazards from openings and holes. Those supervisors and managers who are responsible for workplace safety in the manufacturing, warehousing, property management, heavy or light industrial and automotive sectors may benefit from this training. However, even if you do not directly work in a manufacturing facility, industrial workplace, or on the warehouse floor, you should be aware of the fall and injury hazards associated with openings and holes. People working in retail, financial, food service, or just about any workplace may be exposed to the hazards from openings and holes in floors and walls.

    • Workers in General Industry
    • Supervisors and Managers in General Industry
    • Employers in General Industry

    Learning Objectives

    1. Recognize hazards in the workplace associated with openings and holes
    2. Identify OSHA standards for guarding opening and holes
    3. Recognize protection systems that employers must provide when there is a potential hazard from an opening or hole

    Course Topics

    • Introduction to Fall Prevention
    • Potential Hazards from Floor and Wall Openings and Holes
    • Systems and Principles such as Handrails, Covers and Barriers


    • Barriers
    • Guardrails
    • Hole Covers
    • Skylights
    • Stairway Risers
    • Toe-boards
    • Wall Openings

    Course Based On:

    This online safety course is based on OSHA standards found in 29 CFR 1910.23 Guarding floor and wall openings and holes.

    Features and Benefits

    ClickSafety’s Fall Prevention: Guarding Floor and Wall Openings course for General Industry will provide information regarding fall hazards, especially pertaining to floor and wall openings and how to protect yourself from those hazards.

    • Be well-versed on guidelines related to floor and wall openings
    • Understand common techniques used to protect employees from the dangers of floor and wall openings
    • Be familiar with the OSHA standards for guarding floor and wall openings
    Burlington, MA 01803
    Call: 800.971.1080