Walking and Working Surface Rule to Prevent Slips Trips and Falls
June 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT$160 – $320
Falls, from heights on the same level (a working surface), are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA has issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to better protect 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 painters to warehouse workers. It does not change construction or agriculture standards.
The rule incorporates advances in technology industry best practices and national consensus standards to provide effective and cost-efficient worker protection. Specifically, it updates general industry standards addressing slip. trip and fall hazards (subpart D), and adds requirements for personal fall protection systems (subpart I).
This presentation will review OSHA’s recent Walking and Working Surfaces Rule and how it applies to the hospital setting.
- Provide an overview of the standard and what is required for compliance
- Explore how the rule applies to hospitals
- Learn about resources available for employees and employers
Nurses, quality directors/managers, occupational health, safety officers, housekeeping and maintenance staff
Herb Gibson, CIH, CSP, Area Director, OSHA Denver Area Office
Gibson has held numerous positions from field Industrial Hygienist to Area Director in OSHA for more than 41 years. He is a graduate of Colorado State University and is a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Industrial Hygienist. OSHA’s Denver Area Office is responsible for enforcement of the OSH Act and providing compliance assistance to employers in Colorado.
May 30; 5:00 p.m. MDT