OSHA Requirements for the prevention of slips, trips, and falls are contained in 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D, Walking-working surfaces. The sections included in this subpart are (see Walking and Working Surfaces):
General requirements (including requirements for housekeeping),
Guarding floor and wall openings and holes,
Fixed industrial stairs,
Portable wood ladders,
Portable metal ladders,
Safety requirements for scaffolding,
Manually propelled mobile ladder stands and scaffolds (towers), and
NOTE: Employers in states with state-run safety and health plans should check with their state agency. Their state may enforce standards that, while "as effective as federal standards," may not be identical to the federal requirements.
Slips, trips, and falls can cause back injuries, strains and sprains, contusions, and fractures.
How do slips, trips, and falls happen?
Falls to same level:
Floors, platforms and stairways may be slippery from water, blood, or poultry fat and grease. View example.
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