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OSHA 501 - Walking and Working Surfaces

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Andrew Corral

on 28 February 2014

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Transcript of OSHA 501 - Walking and Working Surfaces

Hazard Awareness - Walking and Working Surfaces
Though 15 percent of all accidental deaths, they account for the majority of general industry accidents.
These types of injuries and fatalities can be prevented
Have you witnessed falls in the workplace?

Slips, Trips, and Falls
Office Fall...fail?
Can Distractions or Unsafe Acts Contribute?
Can we help mitigate these risks?
Walking and Working Surface Standards apply to all permanent places of employment...

operational yards
fleet bays
recreation facilities
OSHA Standards
Parks and Rec Facilities
Fleet Bays
Aisles and Passageways
Covers and Gaurdrails
Floor Loading Protection

General Requirements Cover...
Workplaces must be kept clean, orderly, and sanitary

Workroom floors must be maintained as clean and dry as possible

Keep clear and move obstructions that could create a hazard
Mark permanent aisles and passageways
Aisles must be sufficiently wide where mechanical handling equipment is used

Aisles and Passageways
Covers and Gaurdrails
Provide covers and/or guardrails to protect workers from the hazards of open pits, tanks, vats, ditches, and the like.
Cord runs through passageway
should this space be better-kept?
The Goal of this Presentation
Help you recognize hazards regarding walking and working surfaces
Help prevent slips, trips, and falls
Outline the applicability of the OSHA Standard
Review General Requirments


Think about how this applies to your workspace
Transportation related injuries account for 41 % of all fatalities
Violence and other injuries by persons and animals account for 17% of fatalities
Slips, Trips, and Falls account for 15% of all fatalities
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