August 21, 2024


7:45 AM EST - 4:00 PM EST

Contact Hours


Location Online - Course

This hybrid online class will combine both live instruction and independent online work that you will complete during the day.  Independent work will include quizzes, readings, videos and short assignments.  Access to a computer with a webcam (either a camera that is built into your laptop or one that connects via USB), a reliable internet connection and a workspace that is free from distraction and noise will set you up for success.


Most injuries and fatalities in roadway construction are caused by four basic hazards: being struck by an object, being caught-in-or between equipment, electrocutions, and falls.

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry.  This workshop introduces attendees to the various fall hazards we experience in the workplace and on construction sites.  It then highlights effective measures for preventing serious injuries and fatalities related to falls.   Join us and learn industry recognized best practices for avoiding falls.


Learning Modules:

MODULE 1: Fall Protection Overview / Falls Prevention
MODULE 2: Ladders / Guardrail Systems
MODULE 3: Personal Fall Arrest Systems / Other Hazards
MODULE 4: Scaffolding


Walter C. Catlett

Walt Catlett possesses over 25 years of experience in urban drainage and stormwater management, combined with over 30 years of safety experience from the concrete pipe industry, military, and consulting engineering.  He is an effective trainer and educator responsible for the training of military personnel and public works professionals.  He serves on Virginia’s Local Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP) Advisory Board. He also serves on the Arkansas Department of Transportation’s Research Advisory Council. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA.  Mr. Catlett served in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army Reserves for a combined 30 years.

Who Should Attend

Construction workers and business professionals encounter many hazards on the job, including hazards associated with ladders, aerial lifts, falls from the same level, and tripping hazards. Anyone who performs or manages work where personnel are exposed to fall hazards and wish to prevent them from occurring should attend this workshop.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local $30
State and Federal $30
Private Industry $30
Student $30

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.