Walking and Working Surfaces in Transportation and Warehouse Environments
Available for MP4 video download by purchasing a corporate or single-site license.
Floors, platforms and scaffolds, aisles and passages, stairways, and ladders: whether we're standing, walking, or climbing, we depend on these surfaces to provide the support we need to position ourselves properly, use our muscles efficiently, keep our balance, and do our work safely. Yet slips, trips, and falls continue to make up the majority of on-the-job accidents. They cause almost 20 percent of disabling occupational injuries and thousands of fatalities every year. That's why OSHA developed regulations focusing specifically on “walking and working surfaces.”
This program discusses how the principles and practices behind these regulations can help you get your job done and go home safe at the end of the day. Topics include:
- The fundamentals of safe surfaces
- The different types of walkways and floors
- The safe use of stairs and fixed ladders
- How to set up and use portable ladders