OSHA Walking Working Surfaces
& Personal Fall Protection Systems

This course covers standards, potential slip, trip, and fall hazards in a work environment; and hazard controls to protect the health and safety of workers.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
English
Course Length: 2 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems Final Rule (General Industry) Safety
  • The Importance of Workplace Safety
  • Training and Responsibilities
  • Slip, Trip, and Fall Hazards
  • Safe Work Practices

Course Description

This course covers OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems, which addresses the hazards posed by slips, trips, and falls around the workplace. It also describes the standard, potential slip, trip, and fall hazards in a work environment; and hazard controls that can be used to protect the health and safety of workers.

The 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.

Course Outline

OSHA Walking Working Surfaces & Personal Fall Protection Systems Course Outline

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
  • Slips
  • Trips
  • Falls
  • Injuries Resulting from Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Stairways
  • 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
  • Scaffolding Regulations (1910.27)
  • Personal Fall Protection Systems
  • Personal Fall Protection System Requirements
  • Floor and Wall Holes

Safe Work Practices

  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Control

Summary

Additional Resources

Exam

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

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.

How often is retraining or recertification required?

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.

What are the governing regulations?

This online course satisfies the training requirements for the OSHA 29 CFR § 1910 Subpart D Walking-Working Surfaces Standard regulations.

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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