Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents, second only to motor vehicle accidents. Every walking-working surface in the workplace can be potentially hazardous to workers. Hazardous surfaces include loose carpets, ramps, stairways, ladders, and scaffolds, as well as slippery floors resulting from liquid or other spills. Resulting slips, trips and falls can cause cuts and bruises, sprains and strains, broken bones, and various injuries to internal organs. They can also result in fatalities, this training covers the hazards of walking-working surfaces and provides information about workplace action needed to eliminate or control these hazards.

  

Learning Objectives

  • Key Elements of Proper Walking and Working Surfaces
  • Understand Key Terminology and Concepts
  • Poor Housekeeping and Hazards of Openings
  • Safe Design and Construction of Fixed Stairs
  • Requirements for Dockboards and Use of Ladders
  • General Scaffolding Requirements