The Rescue Plan
This program is a microlearning. A microlearning is typically 1-2 minutes in length and quickly conveys information about a specific topic or subset of a larger topic.
Performing work on an elevated surface is inherently dangerous due to the risk of falling. When proper guardrails or other means of fall protection are not installed, a personal fall arrest system is usually required. A personal fall arrest system, consisting of a full body harness, a connecting device and anchor point, is designed to reduce the amount of force exerted on a worker during a fall and to prevent the falling worker from striking a lower level or hitting the ground below. Various OSHA standards require an employer to ensure that each employee is trained in the proper use of a fall arrest system before he or she uses the equipment. As part of such training, this program provides an overview of the rescue plan for safely retrieving a fallen worker.