Walking & Working Surfaces

Course Description:

This course covers a wide range of issues that account for a high rate of citations across many industries. You will learn where to look for hazards, how to identify them, and how to reduce the risk of injuries from falls and their related costs.

Course Includes:

  • OSHA Walking and Working Surfaces Regulation (29 CFR 1910.21-30, Subpart D)
  • Key terminology and concepts
  • Letters of interpretation showing how OSHA responds to implementation questions
  • Consequences of poor housekeeping
  • Differences between standard rail guards and handrails
  • Hazards of wall and floor holes
  • Specifications for safe design and construction of fixed general industry stairs
  • Minimum requirements for dock boards
  • Proper care and use of portable ladders
  • General scaffolding requirements


  • Persons responsible for OSHA compliance
  • Line workers
  • Human resources staff
  • Safety managers
  • Loss control managers
  • Safety committee members

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