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Walking-Working Surfaces And Fall Protection: Expert Guidance For Final Rule And Training Compliance

Webinar: ID# 1026289
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About This Course:
Many employers still haven’t completed required training under OSHA’s final rule on walking-working surfaces and fall protection—even though the deadline for compliance was May 17, 2017.

OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces Rule, in effect since January 17, 2017, addresses slips, trips, and fall-related accidents. The 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.

With slips, trips, and falls constituting the majority of general industry accidents, and those accidents accounting for 15% of all accidental deaths, according to OSHA it’s imperative to pay close and comprehensive attention to your training. Not doing so could cost your organization expensive fines, and could lead to lasting injuries and loss of production among your workforce.

Join us for an in-depth webinar on how to complete training and master compliance with OSHA’s updated general industry fall protection requirements under the final rule.

You’ll learn:
  • Which equipment is covered under OSHA’s final walking/working surfaces and fall protection regulations—so you can tell which of your workers must be trained
  • Performance-based training requirements
  • Who qualifies to deliver the training
  • Recommendations for selecting the training method to use
  • How to ensure that workers understand what they’re being taught
  • Acceptable forms of fall protection in general industry
  • Personal fall arrest system (PFAS) best practices for lanyards and lifelines—and what not to do with snap hooks
  • The proper use for PFAS deceleration devices and anchors, and best practices for PFAS inspections
  • Acceptable falling object protections
  • Training requirements for dockboards, rope descent systems, and designated areas
  • What to do now to prepare for the November 17, 2017 and November 17, 2018 compliance deadlines for:

    • Permanent anchorages for rope descent systems
    • Installation of personal fall-arrest or ladder safety systems on
    • New fixed ladders over 24 feet and on replacement ladders/ladder sections
About Your Presenter:

Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP
Firm President
Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C.

Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, an attorney, safety professional and firm president of the Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C. is recognized as a national expert on occupational safety and health. Ms. Abrams heads a multi-attorney firm that represents employers and contractors nationwide in OSHA and MSHA litigation, and provides safety and health training, auditing, and consultation services. She is a Certified Mine Safety Professional, and a Department of Labor–approved trainer. Ms. Abrams is on the adjunct faculty of Catholic University in Washington, DC, where she teaches employment and labor law.

Ms. Abrams is also a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and is co-author of several safety-related textbooks. She is chair of the National Safety Council’s Business & Industry Division committee on regulatory and legal affairs. She is admitted to the Bars of MD, DC and PA, as well as multiple federal courts including the US Supreme Court.
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