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                          WALKING AND WORKING SURFACES

                                     MR. VINCENT DUNY

                             AIR FORCE MATERIAL COMMAND
                             AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER
                                GROUND SAFETY DIVISION
                                  CHIEF, GROUND SAFETY


INTRODUCTION: Slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents.
They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of
fatalities. The OSHA standards for walking and working surfaces apply to all permanent places of
employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed.

BODY: Development of this briefing is "supplemental training material" for beginning level
students and attendees. Upon completion of this lecture, you will possess OSHA knowledge on the
following:

       Walking/working surfaces requirements
       General requirements for aisles and passageways
       Floor loading requirements
       Stairway, ladder way, wall, and open-side openings requirements
       Stairway requirements
       Portable ladders requirements
       Fixed ladders
       Scaffolding requirements

CONCLUSION: Whether working in industrial or administrative work areas, slip, trips and fall
are a major concern. The information provided will ensure you have the general knowledge of
walking and working surfaces in order to assist you in preventing future mishaps.

REFERENCES:
OSHA Standard
29 CFR 1910 Subpart D (1910.21 to 1910.30)
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/walkingworkingsurfaces/standards.html

OSHA References/Resources
Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1900 to 1910.999

OSHA Training Institute Publications
OSHA Standard for General Industry, 1910.21 Walking-Working Surfaces

DISCLAIMER: "The opinions and conclusions in this paper are the author's alone and do not
necessarily reflect those of the United States Air Force, or the Federal Government."

AUTHOR INFORMATION: Mr. Vincent Duny, DSN 527-7016, Comm (661) 277-7016,
vincent.duny@edwards.af.mil