Standards Updates

Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems Final Rule

The intent of OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces standard, 29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart D & I, is to increase the protection of general industry employees and employers from hazards associated with walking-working surfaces. The rulemaking will significantly reduce the number of worker deaths and injuries that occur each year resulting from workplace slip, trip, and fall hazards. The final rule was published on November 18, 2016, and became effective on January 17, 2017. Some requirements in the final rule have compliance dates after the effective date and will be discussed in further detail below. This final rule and the associated preamble, providing more detailed explanation of the rule, is available on the Federal Register website at 81 FR 82494, Walking-Working Surfaces; Personal Protective Equipment; Final Rule, November 18, 2016.

The Gold Standard for Risk Management – ISO 31000/ASNI Z-690

By Jim Newberry

What Risk Management and Risk Assessment mean for Safety Profession

Risk management and risk assessment are ways to gain access to upper levels of management to show them what you can do for them in language they understand.

    • Safety becomes one of the action areas that helps implement programs profitably
    • Risk is a concept upper management understands and uses regularly in all areas of corporate operations and planning

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