Monday, January 16, 2017

Effective 01/17/17 - OSHA's Final Rule for Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Systems

OSHA issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer requirements for using personal fall protection systems.
The final rule's most significant update is allowing employers to select the fall protection system that works best for them, choosing from a range of accepted options including personal fall protection systems.
The rule also allows employers to:
  • Use rope descent systems up to 300 feet above a lower level
  • Prohibit the use of body belts as part of a personal fall arrest system
  • Require worker training on personal fall protection systems and other equipment designed for falls

Your Fall Protection Written Program Needs Updating!

Your Employees Need To Be Trained Today On The New Updates!
Be proactive and call us today to stay in compliance!
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