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Workplace Surfaces: Hazard Prevention and Safety Training Course

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Walk safely: Expert guidance on identifying and handling walking-working surface hazards by OSHA rules.

10 minutes   |   SKU: AT106    |    Language(s): EN / ES / FR / Other    |    Produced 2024




EN / ES / FR / Other




10 minutes

Training Objectives

Understand OSHA’s safety standards for walking-working surfaces
Recognize and mitigate slip, trip, and fall hazards
Implement fall protection and object hazard safety measures
Assess and manage workplace surface load capacities
Develop regular safety inspection and maintenance routines

Course Overview

Picture this: You're walking through your workplace, a space you navigate daily without a second thought. But hidden within these familiar corridors and rooms are hazards that could turn an ordinary day into a safety emergency. This is where our course, “Workplace Surfaces: Hazard Prevention and Safety,” comes in, rooted in the guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA, 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D).

Think a small spill or a slightly uneven floor is no big deal? Think again. These seemingly minor issues can have major consequences. And it’s not just about slips and falls. Overloaded shelves, unmarked hazards, and neglected walkways can transform your workspace surfaces into a danger zone.

Injuries due to slippery, cluttered, and overloaded work surfaces are not just common but also preventable. This course dives deep into OSHA’s standards for maintaining these workplace surfaces. We cover the essential aspects of slip, trip, and fall hazards, fall protection and falling object hazards, and workplace surface load capacity – integrating practical, OSHA-compliant strategies to mitigate these risks.

Whether you’re navigating the high-stakes environment of a construction site, the bustling aisles of a warehouse, or the seemingly safe confines of an office, this training is your key to a safer workday. You’ll learn the art of spotting potential dangers, from the ground you walk on to the shelves above your head, and how to proactively address these hazards. From facility managers to frontline workers, you'll come away equipped not just with the knowledge of OSHA's safety requirements, but with actionable takeaways to create a safer workplace for all.

This program is available with Spanish and French closed captions.

Compliance Standards & Regulations

This course references the standards and regulations listed below.

29 CFR 1910.22, 29 CFR 1910.23, 29 CFR 1910.28, and 29 CFR 1910.26

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What are OSHA's general requirements for walking-working surfaces?

OSHA requires that all walking-working surfaces be kept clean, dry, and in a generally orderly condition to ensure the safety of all employees.

What are the requirements for fall protection on walking-working surfaces?

OSHA requires fall protection for any walking-working surface that is 4 feet or more above a lower level in general industry settings.

What is OSHA’s height requirement for fall protection on construction sites?

On construction sites, OSHA mandates fall protection measures for any walking-working surface over 6 feet above a lower level.

What are OSHA's specifications for guardrails on work surfaces?

OSHA specifies that guardrails must have a top edge height of 42 inches (+/- 3 inches) and be able to withstand a force of at least 200 pounds applied within 2 inches of the top edge in any outward or downward direction.

What is an employer's responsibility for load capacity on walking-working surfaces?

Employers are required by OSHA to ensure each walking-working surface can support the maximum intended load for that surface.

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