Proposed rule clarifies previous requirements for handrails and stair rail systems, provides flexibility in the transition to OSHA’s newer requirements.
Since OSHA published a final rule on walking-working surfaces and PPE in 2016 that updated requirements for slip, trip, and fall hazards, the agency received questions asking when handrails are required, and about height requirements for handrails on stairs and stair rail systems.
The company is servicing facilities clients with flooring maintenance and other tasks as the year comes to a close.
In honor of National Safety Month, New Pig has launched a program to recognize the country’s safest floors and workspaces.
The NFSI estimates that 55% of all slip, trip, and fall accidents are the result of an unsafe walking surface.
How well did you score on the Slip Fall Prevention Survey?
The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) has launched a Slip and Fall Prevention Survey. To see how well you did on the quiz, check FacilityBlog tomorrow for results.
Cintas points out leading ways to keep employees safe while they're on the job.
OSHA will hold an informal public hearing starting January 18, 2011, on the proposed rule revising the Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards to improve worker protection from slip, trip, and fall hazards.
The proposed rulemaking would require improved worker protection from tripping, slipping, and falling hazards on walking and working surfaces.
Something as seemingly innocent as a snowy walkway that has not been cleared can result in serious injury or fatality. It is a little known fact in this country that slip and fall accidents—which cause 15% of all accidental deaths—are second only to motor vehicle accidents as a leading cause of accidental deaths.