• Part Number:
  • Part Number Title:
    Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  • Subpart:
    1910 Subpart D
  • Subpart Title:
    Walking-Working Surfaces
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    General requirements.
  • GPO Source:
Surface conditions. The employer must ensure:
All places of employment, passageways, storerooms, service rooms, and walking-working surfaces are kept in a clean, orderly, and sanitary condition.
The floor of each workroom is maintained in a clean and, to the extent feasible, in a dry condition. When wet processes are used, drainage must be maintained and, to the extent feasible, dry standing places, such as false floors, platforms, and mats must be provided.
Walking-working surfaces are maintained free of hazards such as sharp or protruding objects, loose boards, corrosion, leaks, spills, snow, and ice.
Loads. The employer must ensure that each walking-working surface can support the maximum intended load for that surface.
Access and egress. The employer must provide, and ensure each employee uses, a safe means of access and egress to and from walking-working surfaces.
Inspection, maintenance, and repair. The employer must ensure:
Walking-working surfaces are inspected, regularly and as necessary, and maintained in a safe condition;

Hazardous conditions on walking-working surfaces are corrected or repaired before an employee uses the walking-working surface again. If the correction or repair cannot be made immediately, the hazard must be guarded to prevent employees from using the walking-working surface until the hazard is corrected or repaired; and

When any correction or repair involves the structural integrity of the walking-working surface, a qualified person performs or supervises the correction or repair.

[81 FR 82983, Nov. 18, 2016]