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Walking and Working Surfaces | Environmental Health and Safety

Walking and Working Surfaces (Slips, Trips, and Falls) Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities.

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6 Tips for Safer Walking-Working Surfaces - Safeopedia

OSHA updated its General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards in January and estimates that the updates will prevent 29 fatalities and 5,842 lost-workday injuries every year (see Lost Time: How Does It Add Up to learn more about LTIs). This is a significant improvement, but slips and falls will continue to be a risk .

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Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems .

Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems Final Rule Frequently Asked Questions. The intent of OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces standard, 29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart D & I, is to increase the protection of general industry employees and employers from hazards associated with walking-working surfaces.

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OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces FAQs - Safety & Compliance for .

The new requirements under Subpart D, "Walking-Working Surfaces," provide employers with the flexibility to decide which fall protection method or system works best for the work operation. OSHA says that these multiple options, along with required inspections and training, will help employers prevent and eliminate walking-working surface hazards.

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Walking on Icy Surfaces | proActive Safety

When walking on icy surfaces: Wear good waterproof boots that have good tread on the bottom. This can greatly reduce your risk of slipping on ice. Keep your steps short, meaning closer together.

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ASTM F1637-19: Standard Practice For Safe Walking Surfaces .

Uneven surfaces, slippery surfaces, and walkways changing in level can cause trips and falls. ASTM F1637-19 addresses and covers these common hazards for new and existing buildings and structures. Some central safety considerations ASTM F1637-19 covers are illumination, possible changes in walkway levels, and mats and runners on walkways.

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