The final rule applies to all general industry workplaces and covers all walking-working surfaces, unless an exemption applies. The final rule updates existing general industry requirements for walking-working surfaces. The final rule also specifies the criteria these systems must meet to be in compliance with OSHA regulations.
Employers should become familiar with the final rule and evaluate whether they need to make any changes to their policies, procedures, training programs and equipment to comply with the final rule. The final rule adds training requirements for employers. The training requirement under the final rule becomes effective on May 17, 2017. To comply with training requirements, employers must ensure that the training is provided by a qualified person.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why should you Attend
- Learn the changes that take place as of June 16 and how they affect the way they comply with OSHA's Fall Protection Regulation
- Receive guidance on how to comply with OSHA's new directive that rescinded its Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction
- Understand how a written site-specific fall protection plan is used, including examples of circumstances where it may be warranted
OSHA's newly released final rule will make substantive changes to existing fall protection requirements for general industry.
The rule, which covers slips, trips, and falls (i.e., walking and working surfaces) in the general industry workplace, is expansive. It covers not only floors, but also potential falls from ladders, scaffolds, towers, outdoor advertising signs and similar surfaces where accidents could result in serious injury or death.
The rule has been under development since 1990. The goal of this updated rule is to protect workers from falls, a leading cause of work-related injuries and fatalities, by establishing requirements for personal fall protection systems. The rule is also intended to increase consistency between construction, maritime and general industry standards and eliminate any duplication. As a result, the final rule requires equipment and procedural changes in millions of workplaces across the United States.
Join the session with our expert Michael Dudek to discuss and analyze the changes that come along with OSHA's newest rule revisions.
Who will Benefit
- The key differences between existing standards and the new requirements
- How the new standards compare with current national consensus standards
- Which OSHA case law finding and policy documents have been altered as a result of the standard modifications
- What enforcement initiatives are likely to result from OSHA's adoption of the new rule
- And much more!
- Maintenance Managers
- Production Managers
- Company and Facility Health and Safety Managers
- Warehouse Workers
- Maintenance Mechanics
- Skilled Trades Technicians
- Boiler Engineers
- Industrial Operators
November 17, 2016, OSHA issued the final rule to update its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection standards. According to OSHA's national news release, the rule "will affect approximately 112 million workers at seven million worksites" and "will prevent 29 fatalities and more than 5,842 injuries annually." The rule will become effective on January 17, 2017, 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. OSHA is providing employers with additional time to implement the following requirements: Deadline by which employers must train employees on fall and equipment hazards is May 17, 2017.