OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces & Work at Height

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OSHA’s – 1910.21   Scope and Definitions – helping you to better understand

OSHA’s final ruling applies to all general industry workplaces, and covers all walking-working surfaces and working at height, unless specifically excluded by sections of Subpart D.  Walking surfaces are defined as horizontal, vertical or angled/inclined surfaces such as:

  1. Aisles

  2. Floors

  3. Ladders- Fixed and Portable

  4. Ramps

  5. Roofs

  6. Runways

  7. Scaffolds

  8. Stairways

  9. Steps

Chances are really great that your work areas have many, or even all of these types of walking surfaces. So, are you up-to-date on their requirements for the above that can be found in your facilites?  Stay tuned as we take a look at each of these. Note that some new terms also appear in the final rule, published in November 2016.

Such as:

  1. Low Slope Roof

  2. Personal Fall Arrest System

  3. Travel Restraint System

  4. Designated Area & Warning Lines

Important things to know, review more articles OSHAs

OSHA’s – 1910.22 General Requirements

OSHA Recognized 3-Levels of Skill- Work at Height

Important Definitions per OSHA

OSHA’s – 1910.140 Personal Fall Protection Systems

OSHA’s – 1910.29 Fall Protection Systems & Falling Object Protection- Criteria and Practices

OSHA’s – 1910.28 Duty to have Fall Protection & Protection from Falling Objects

OSHA’s – 1910.30 Training Requirements

OSHA’s – 1910.23 Ladders- Fixed and Portable

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