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This online course satisfies the training requirements for the OSHA 29 CFR § 1910 Subpart D Walking Working Surfaces Standard regulations.
Who must take this course?
According to OSHA Safety and Health Topics Walking/Working Surfaces all employees working at a permanent place of employment - except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed.
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
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Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our OSHA Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems Final Rule General Industry training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
This course presents an overview of Walking Working Surfaces (General Industry). This course will discuss how to create a safe workplace environment by identifying workplace hazards, such as cluttered aisles, slippery floors, and unsafe stairs. This course will also provide tips on how to eliminate these hazards. Effective January 17, 2017, OSHA implemented the Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems Final Rule, which provides updates to standards originally established in 1971. One of the Final Rule's important updates is allowing employers to select the fall protection system that works best for them.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems Final Rule (General Industry) Safety
- OSHA Regulations
- Walking Working Surfaces Regulations
- Walking Working Surfaces Regulation Updates
- Benefits of the Final Rule
- General Requirements
- Key Terms
- The Importance of Workplace Safety
- Safety Improves Quality
- Costs of Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Training and Responsibilities
- Employer Responsibilities
- Employer Responsibilities - Fall Protection Plan
- Employee Responsibilities
- Slip, Trip, and Fall Hazards
- Risk Factors That Increase Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Injuries Resulting from Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Stairway Regulations
- Stair Rails
- Stairway Handrails
- Stairway Rise
- Portable Ladders
- Types of Portable Ladders
- Portable Ladder Best Practices
- Fixed Ladders (1910.28)
- Fixed Ladders (29 CFR 1910.28)-Fall Arrest Systems for Fixed Ladders
- Outdoor Advertising
- Residential Roofs
- Scaffolding Regulations (1910.27)
- Personal Fall Protection Systems
- Personal Fall Protection System Requirements
- Floor and Wall Holes
- Safe Work Practices
- Risk Identification
- Risk Control
- Additional Resources
OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Slips, Trips & Falls Walking Working Surfaces General Industry. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:
(a) Each employer -
(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.
A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.
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