June 4, 2019
Practical Implementation of Walking-Working Surfaces Regulation
Nolan Miller, P.E., C.S.P., Principal/Project Manager, LJB, Inc.
The updated OSHA rule on Walking-Working Surfaces (WWS) and Personal Fall Protection Systems (29 CFR 1910 Subparts D&I) has been effective for 2 years now, and organizations are still working to understand and implement required changes to their projects, policies and programs. After a brief review of the major changes, this session provides attendees with a real-world view of how organizations are reacting to and addressing the new rules—including best practices for implementing inspection requirements for WWS.
Based on the most frequently asked questions and challenging aspects of the new regulation, the presenter will provide ways to approach implementing the new rules—including recommendations related to training, hazard assessment, inspections, design changes for walking/working surfaces, and fall protection system requirements. After this session, participants will be able to state important actions their organization needs to take to facilitate compliance with the new OSHA rule.