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Walking-Working Surfaces Compliance: Practical Tips For Minimizing Slip And Fall Hazards In Light Of New OSHA Subpart D Provisions

SKU:WC-1023596
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
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Description:

Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. According to OSHA, these accidents account for 15% of all accidental deaths, second only to motor vehicle accidents as a cause of fatalities.

OSHA’s new Walking-Working Surfaces Rule, effective January 17, 2017, addresses these accidents. The new rule (29 CFR Part 1910, subpart D) affects all general industry walking-working surfaces, as well as revised and new provisions for fixed ladders and rope descent systems. The rule also addresses training on fall hazards and fall protection systems.

The final rule also adds new requirements on the design, performance, and use of personal fall protection systems to the general industry Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards (29 CFR part 1910, subpart I). These and other measures the final rule incorporates reflect advances in technology and industry best practices that have been developed since OSHA adopted subpart D in 1971 and will provide challenges for safety managers nationwide.

Join us for updates on how to review and upgrade your slip, trip, and fall prevention program. Attorney Barry Spurlock will share strategies to identify and asses hazards and steps to develop effective programs for mitigating associated exposures and injuries.

Learning Objectives:

  • The key requirements that need to be met under OSHA’s new walking working surface rule and related regulations
  • Common sources of surface slips, trips, and fall risks, as well as ladder risks - and how to avoid them in your workplace
  • A systematic process for analyzing walking working surface/fall risks in general industry to help prevent related injuries and comply with OSHA requirements
  • How to assess walkways for slip and fall potential to reduce or eliminate hazards
  • How to develop contingency plans for foreseeable incidents, such as:
  • Spills
  • Weather-related events
  • Housekeeping and maintenance
  • Renovations
  • Wear and tear
  • Electrical and special hazards
  • Key elements for success in your internal investigations process following slip and fall-related incidents, including:
  • Who should be on the team
  • How best to structure the process
  • How to document the findings
  • How to ensure successful follow-through on identified corrective actions
  • Strategies for approaching senior management to get the buy-in and support you need in the process
  • Proven strategies for reporting, tracking, and completing identified corrective actions
About Your Presenter:

Barry S. Spurlock, Esq., CSP
Assistant Professor/Attorney
Eastern Kentucky University/Spurlock Law, PLLC

Barry Spurlock is an assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate classes on safety management, safety performance measurement, workers’ compensation, safety-related legal classes, and courses on hazard recognition and control. He is also the managing member and attorney for Spurlock Law, PLLC. Prior to his present position in academia, Mr. Spurlock was a full-time attorney where he represented employers in a variety of employment matters involving OSHA, FMLA, ADA, harassment and discrimination.

Mr. Spurlock’s current law practice also includes counseling and training employers on compliance and proactively avoiding litigation and citations. Barry is a board certified safety professional, and before practicing law he worked for over 16 years as an occupational safety and risk management professional in the food, steel and workers’ compensation insurance industries. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member for Indiana University since 2002, where he has developed curricula and taught numerous undergraduate courses in occupational safety management.

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Keywords For This Course:

Investigating slip trip and fall injuries, Falls and fall prevention strategies, Typical casual factors for slip trip and fall incidents, Risk analysis strategies for preventing slip trips and falls, Training and slip trip and fall accidents, Costs of slip trip and fall accidents, Documenting slip trip and fall incidents, Best Practices for correcting slip trip and fall incidents, OSHA’s new walking working surfaces rule and subpart D provisions, 29 CFR Part 1910 subpart D, Personal Protective Equipment standards, 29 CFR part 1910 subpart I, PPE, general industry walking working surfaces, barry spurlock, OSHA, OSHA walking working surfaces rule

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