Heart of America ASSP Hybrid Workshop

  • May 20, 2022
    12:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Topic How Safe Is That Safety Belt:  Fall Protection Awareness

This 3-hour workshop will discuss the state of the fall protection methods used to prevent injury to employees from falls from an upper level.

“How Safe Is That Safety Belt was the title of my first training video published over twenty-five years ago. Unfortunately, although the products have improved since then, the number of fatal falls has not significantly changed. I believe a major reason for this is the continuation of programs used in the past. Maybe it is time for a change! Perhaps a dependence upon a harness and a lanyard is not the best way to protect your workers.”


  • History of Fall Protection
  • Fall Statistics
  • Summary of OSHA and ANSI Standards
  • The concept of ACE
  • Hierarchy of Fall Protection
  • Alternatives to ladders and fall protection equipment

Trainer Mark Damon, Damon, Inc.

Mark S. Damon is the president of Damon, Inc., a fall protection training and consulting company. Mark has been active in the safety industry since 1975 and travels all 50 states providing fall protection training seminars. Mark has performed fall protection training for OSHA and companies such as Boeing, Spirit Aerospace, Peter Kiewit, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, NCRA Refinery, Raytheon, KCP&L, Harley Davidson, Western Resources, Schwan’s Foods, Georgia Pacific, Bartlett Grain, BP Amoco, Cargill, 3M, Russell Stover Chocolates, and Sprint. He has served on an ANSI subcommittee for fall protection standards and taught at the OSHA Training Institute on fall protection. While with Rose Manufacturing, Mark had the privilege of working with the U.S. Navy to develop their fall protection standards.

Mark has his MBA from UMKC and a BS from University of Missouri-Columbia.

Mark is a member of the Midwest Builders Association Safety Group and the Veterans of Safety, Kansas City, MO.

12:15 – Lunch (provided)
1:00 – Workshop Begins

This will qualify for 0.3 CEUs through ASSP.

In-person attendance is limited to the first 40 people that sign up.

Tickets Price Qty
In-Person (Members)show details + $25.00 (USD)  
In-Person (Non Members)show details + $35.00 (USD)  
Virtualshow details + $15.00 (USD)  
In-Person (Executive Committee)show details + $0.00 (USD)  

Venue:   The Builders’ Association

720 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64106