The purpose of the Authorized User Training is to provide employees who work at heights with a basic understanding of fall protection. Workers exposed to fall hazards must be trained to use the required fall protection equipment before accessing elevated work areas.
Fatal falls, slips, or trips took the lives of 666 workers in 2011, about 14 percent of all fatal work injuries. Falls to a lower level accounted for 541 of those fatalities. It is our goal to educate employers and workers on the dangers of fall hazards and to decrease the number of fall related deaths in years to come.