Meeting Archive:
Lessons Learned from OSHA's Updated Walking/Working Surfaces Rule


Meeting Description:

Lessons Learned from OSHA’s Updated Walking/Working Surfaces Rule

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1 PM ET

Presented by Micah Smith and Dan Deacon

Slips, trips and falls are among the leading causes of work-related injuries and fatalities in the U.S., and continue to pose problems for all employers.  In November 2016, OSHA published its updated Walking / Working Surfaces (WWS) Standard, the regulation that governs slips, trips and fall hazards in general industry, after decades of attempts to amend the Rule.  The Final Rule was intended to modernize and harmonize OSHA’s various regulations focused on fall hazards, based on advances in fall protection technologies and methods, and lessons learned over the decades.

Now, just over a year since the new WWS Rule has gone into effect, many questions remain for employers with respect to modifying workplace practices and physical installations, especially those related to fall protection, fixed ladders, and scaffolding.  Participants in this webinar will learn:

  • The new requirements for managing slip, trip and fall hazards in general industry
  • Criteria for fall protection equipment and ladder safety
  • Updates to the General Industry Scaffold requirements
  • Effective dates for various aspects of the new Walking / Working Surfaces Standard
 
Details
Date: Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Micah Smith and Dan Deacon
 Presenter Information
Micah Smith
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Micah Smith is Of Counsel with the national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group of Conn Maciel Carey LLP. He focuses his practice in the areas of occupational safety and health (OSHA) law.  Mr. Smith represents clients in the full range of OSHA-related matters across a wide range of industries, and works with his clients to identify safety and health strategies that both increase employee safety and improve business performance.

Dan C. Deacon
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Daniel C. Deacon is an Associate in the Washington, DC office of Conn Maciel Carey LLP, working in both the Labor and Employment and OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group.  Dan's practice focuses on all aspects of occupational safety & health law and labor and employment law.  He represents employers in inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving OSHA and other state and local safety related agencies.
 

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