On February 8, 2017, Kate M. McMahon and Micah Smith, from Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice Group, delivered a webinar entitled: “OSHA’s Slips, Trips and Falls Rule Gets a Facelift.”
Only a few decades in the making, OSHA has finally updated its Walking / Working Surfaces Standard, the regulation that governs slips, trips and fall hazards in general industry. Slips, trips and falls are among the leading causes of work-related injuries and fatalities in the U.S. The new final rule attempts to modernize OSHA’s regulations to prevent fall hazards based on advances in fall protection technologies and methods.
- The new requirements for managing slip, trip and fall hazards in general industry
- New criteria for fall protection equipment and ladder safety
- Effective dates for the new Walking / Working Surfaces Standard