Course 114 Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection

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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries

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This course is a basic awareness-level introduction to the important safe practices related to walking-working surfaces and fall protection, as detailed in OSHA 1910 Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces.

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Key Topics

  • General Requirements
  • Ladders
  • Stairways
  • Rope Descent Systems
  • Fall Protection
  • Training

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Introduction

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Working at elevations requires fall protection.

A walking-working surface is any horizontal or vertical surface on or through which an employee walks, works, or gains access to a work area. The rules apply to walking-working surfaces in all general industry workplaces.

This training is only a short summary of each of the section listed below. It is not inclusive. Please review OSHA Standard 1910 Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces, for a detailed presentation.

  • 1910.22 - General requirements
  • 1910.23 - Ladders
  • 1910.24 - Step bolt and manhole steps
  • 1910.25 - Stairways
  • 1910.26 - Dockboards
  • 1910.27 - Scaffolds and rope descent systems
  • 1910.28 - Duty to have fall protection and falling object protection
  • 1910.29 - Fall protection systems and falling object protection - criteria and practices.
  • 1910.30 - Training requirements

Modules and Learning Objectives

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Module 1: Surface Hazards Causing Falls

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Describe the general requirements for good housekeeping practices.
  • List at least five best practices for safe ladder use.
  • Describe the "three-point-control" and correct ladder angle guidelines for portable ladders.
  • Describe at least five guidelines for the safe use of fixed ladders, mobile ladder stands, and platforms.
  • List at least five requirements for the design of standard, spiral, and alternating tread-type stairs.
  • Identify guidelines for the safe use of dockboards.
  • Describe requirements for rope descent system use, capacity, care, and maintenance.
  • Discuss training and retraining requirements for the hazards associated with falls.

Module 2: Protection Against Falls

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Describe the three primary fall protection systems for use while working at heights.
  • Describe the fall protection systems used to protect employees working around holes, openings, runways and ramps, pits and over dangerous equipment.
  • Describe the safety guidelines while climbing fixed ladders.
  • Describe stairway guardrail, stair rail, and hand rail requirements.
  • Describe the safety requirements while working on low-slope roofs, including the use of designated areas.
  • List the components and describe the requirements for guardrail systems.
  • Describe the fall protection requirements for stairways, handrails, and stair rail systems
  • Describe safe practices when using fixed ladders.
  • Discuss the design and safety requirements for toeboards.

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Course 114 Final Exam

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