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Walking-Working Surfaces

OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces standard applies to all general industry workplaces and covers all walking-working surfaces, which include horizontal and vertical surfaces such as floors, stairs, roofs, ladders, ramps, scaffolds, elevated walkways, and use of fall protection systems.  The rule focuses on proactive safety management, meaning that OSHA expects employers to find and fix workplace hazards before they become an issue.  Don’t get tripped up wading through the standards!  Let Fox Valley Safety get your walking-working surfaces training on even ground.

WWS training includes:

  • Hazards that lead to slips, trips, and falls
  • Behaviors that can increase and decrease hazard exposure
  • Good housekeeping practices
  • Employee responsibility to a good WWS program
  • Safety requirements for different surfaces
  • Working surface load capacity recognition
  • Means of egress and access routes to essential equipment

25,000 slip, trip, and fall accidents occur daily in the United States.

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