29 CFR part 1910, Subpart D and Subpart I
- OSHA states that falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA estimates that, on average, approximately 202,066 serious (lost-workday) injuries and 345 fatalities occur annually among workers directly affected by the final standard. OSHA's final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems better protects workers in general industry from these hazards by updating and clarifying standards and adding training and inspection requirements.The rule affects a wide range of workers, from window washers to chimney sweeps.
- The rule incorporates advances in technology, industry best practices, and national consensus standards to provide effective and cost-efficient worker protection. Specifically, the rule updates general industry standards addressing slip, trip, and fall hazards (subpart D), and adds requirements for personal fall protection systems (subpart I).
- The rule benefits employers by providing greater flexibility in choosing a fall protection system. This rule became effective on Jan. 17, 2017.
- Guarding floor and wall openings and holes, Stairway & Ladderway Floor Openings, Hatchway or Chute Floor Openings, Railings
- Protection from Falling Objects
- Guardrail, Safety Net
- Personal Fall Arrest Safety Monitoring and Warning Line Systems Unprotected sides & edges
- Covers, Skylight Screens Fixed industrial stairs
- Portable wood and metal ladders
- Manually propelled mobile ladder stands and other working surfaces
- Fixed ladders
COST: $55 per person. Certificate upon completion.