By Jess McCluer, Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Affairs; and Jim Seibert, Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Education & Training
The NGFA recently published a document to help clarify the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) rules found in Subpart D, otherwise known as the walking working surfaces standard.
In 2016, OSHA revised its general industry standards addressing slip, trip and fall hazards found in the walking working surfaces standard. At NGFA’s request, OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP) clarified the rules on: 1) Stair /Hand rails; and 2) Fixed Ladders under 24 feet.
This NGFA one-pager, OSHA’s Walking Working Surfaces Standard: Update on Stair/Hand Rails and Ladders, is based on information from OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP) clarifying rules on stair/hand rails and ladders.