On September 18, 2018, Micah Smith and Dan Deacon of Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice Group, presented a webinar: “Lessons Learned from OSHA’s Updated Walking/Working Surfaces Rule.”
Slips, trips and falls are among the leading causes of work-related injuries and fatalities in the U.S., and continue to pose problems for all employers. In November 2016, OSHA published its updated Walking / Working Surfaces (WWS) Standard, the regulation that governs slips, trips and fall hazards in general industry, after decades of attempts to amend the Rule. The Final Rule was intended to modernize and harmonize OSHA’s various regulations focused on fall hazards, based on advances in fall protection technologies and methods, and lessons learned over the decades.
Now, just over a year since the new WWS Rule has gone into effect, many questions remain for employers with respect to modifying workplace practices and physical installations, especially those related to fall protection, fixed ladders, and scaffolding.
Participants in this webinar learned:
- The new requirements for managing slip, trip and fall hazards in general industry
- Criteria for fall protection equipment and ladder safety
- Updates to the General Industry Scaffold requirements
- Effective dates for various aspects of the new Walking / Working Surfaces Standard
Click here to watch a recording of this webinar.
The September webinar was the ninth webinar event in Conn Maciel Carey’s 2018 OSHA Webinar Series. If you missed it, or any of our prior webinars in the 2018 series or webinars from past years’ OSHA Webinar Series, here is a link Conn Maciel Carey’s webinar archive.
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