Hazards exist when people or objects may fall from one level to another through various openings such as floor and wall openings, floor and wall holes, platforms, or runways. All openings must be guarded by devices such as railings, covers, and toeboards. Standards regarding the construction, dimension, and usage of stairs, ladders, scaffolding, and manually propelled ladder stands are also set by OSHA. Failing to use and maintain walking and working surfaces correctly can result in serious injury. After taking this course, employees will be able to describe OSHA regulations covering safe practices with walking and working surfaces and how following those regulations will positively impact daily operations in the workplace.
- Describe the purpose of safeguarding walking and working surfaces
- Describe employee responsibilities regarding walking and working surfaces
- Identify proper housekeeping methods for walking and working surfaces
- Describe floor loading requirements
- Identify types of floor openings, wall openings, and holes
- Describe requirements for protecting floor openings and holes
- Describe requirements for protecting wall openings and holes
- Describe requirements for protecting platform and runway openings and holes
- Identify requirements for fixed industrial stairs
- Identify construction and dimension requirements for portable wood ladders
- Identify care and usage requirements for portable wood ladders
- Identify construction and dimension requirements for portable metal ladders
- Identify care and usage requirements for portable metal ladders
- Identify requirements for fixed ladders
- Identify requirements for scaffolding
- Identify requirements for manually propelled mobile ladder stand and scaffold requirements
- Identify requirements for dockboards.
- Recommended for all personnel in the manufacturing workplace.
Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Hazard Safety, OSHA Requirements
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