The rule, which covers slips, trips, and falls (i.e., walking and working surfaces) in the general industry workplaces, 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 us on January 5, when Adele Abrams, a seasoned safety lawyer, will discuss and analyze the changes that come along with OSHA’s newest rule revisions. Ms. Abrams will provide information that will help you to keep your safety program compliant.
- 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!
Watch now for this timely—and free—event sponsored by Avetta.