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WKCTC Online Fall Protection Training Available Now

Learning to prevent falls on the job is essential training for employers and their employees. West Kentucky Community and Technical College is providing an outlet to learn valuable fall protection training with a self-serve Web site.

Employers can sign up for 15 two-hour online training modules that focus predominately on fall protection for residential and commercial construction sites. But these systems and methods can also be utilized at manufacturing facilities including chemical plants and other sites with employees working at heights or areas susceptible to falls.

The 30 hours of fully self-serve training is designed to help employers comply with the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Fall Protection Standard and safeguard their residential and commercial construction employees. Individuals can sign up now for online modules at wkctcnow.com.

Modules include the following topics:

  • residential construction: fall protection overview
  • roofing
  • personal fall arrest systems
  • guardrail systems
  • falling objects protection
  • stairways
  • ladders
  • scaffold capacity
  • scaffold platform construction
  • supported scaffolds
  • suspension scaffolds
  • scaffold use
  • access to scaffold and fall protection
  • requirements for specified types of scaffolds

Each module is $10 and also available in Spanish. Individuals can take all 15 modules for $150.

Those who sign up for the modules will self-register at wkctcnow.com, self-pay via Pay Pal, take a module or modules anytime, take the corresponding exam at will, and print completion certificate.

For questions about individual module content or if a Web site problem is encountered, contact Larry Gearheart, WKCTC Workforce Development Liaison, at (270) 534-3337 or larry.gearheart@kctcs.edu.