Category Archives: OSHA Walking Working Surfaces Rule

Fatal Occupational Injuries In December of 2017, the United States Department of Labor released the most recent census.  This provided data by industry – encompassing the entire United States. Within the Construction industry, there were a total of 987 fatal injuries in 2016.  Out of this total, the majority of deaths were due to falls, […]

Illinois Fall Protection Citation Results in High Penalties for Employers when Exposing Workers to Falls Illinois Fall Protection Citation Recently in February of 2018, in a suburb outside of Chicago, a General Contractor received an Illinois Fall Protection citation for exposing workers to fall hazards. As reported by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety […]

OSHA Walking Working Surfaces Standard – Low Sloped Roof Fall Protection Defined “Low-Sloped Roof” is a term that OSHA felt it needed to be defined in its Walking Working Surfaces update published November 18, 2016.  A low-sloped roof is defined as a slope equal or less than a ratio of 4 to 12.  Slope is […]

Safety Gates in the OSHA Walking Working Surfaces OSHA provides guidance on walking working surfaces to define the purpose of a safety gate.  Included in this are the requirements, expectations of employers, openings and access points.   Employers are required to use guardrail systems around holes that are access points  by either installing gates at the […]