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Slips, Trips, and Falls: OSHA's Rules - Webinar (Recorded)

  • Webinar

  • 65 Minutes
  • July 2024
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
  • ID: 5972638

Learn how to address all the major causes of slips, trips, and falls in the workplace and how to prevent them.

Statistically speaking, slips, trips and falls are the second leading cause of death among general industry workers and account for about 20 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries. OSHA released a final rule in 2017, which dramatically altered employers’ responsibilities for compliance with the prevention of these significant injuries, inspection of working and walking surfaces, employee training, and even development of fall prevention plans for some types of work. OSHA now is enforcing the rule through a National Emphasis Program affecting all industries. This webinar will help employers understand what is required under the current rules and NEP, how fall protection equipment requirements have changed, which general industry activities are now more aligned with construction requirements, and what new equipment will be needed to conform to the updated requirements (and when). The topic will also address proactive measures you can implement now to reduce expensive fall injuries in your workplace.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to define which walking and working surfaces are covered by OSHA’s revised standard and what the specific prevention requirements are for each type of hazardous exposure.
  • You will be able to describe the different methods that employers may now use to protect general industry workers from falls, in lieu of fixed guardrail and barrier systems.
  • You will be able to discuss what types of training/retraining will be needed for workers exposed to potential fall hazards.
  • You will be able to explain how requirements for scaffolds, personal fall protection systems, and anchorage points have been updated.


Overview of OSHA’s Revised Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Rules for General Industry
  • Types of Common Injuries and Why They Occur
  • Final Rule Provisions and Implementation Timeline
  • General Requirements
Specific Requirements of the Revised Standards
  • Ladders
  • Step Bolts and Manhole Steps
  • Stairways
  • Dockboards
  • Scaffolds and Rope Descent Systems
  • Hoists and Holes
  • Rolling Stock and Motor Vehicles
  • Nonconstruction Work on Roofs, Commercial and Residential
Employee Training Requirements
Changes in Personal Fall Protection System Requirements
  • Duty to Have Fall Protection and Falling Object Protection
  • Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices
  • Employee Training Requirements
Prevention of Fall-Related Injuries
  • Slip/Fall Risk Factors
  • Trip Hazard Prevention
  • Best Practices for Workplace Inspections


  • Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP
  • Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP,
    Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C.

    • President of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C., in MD, CO and WV; www.safety-law.com
    • Practice emphasizes all aspects of occupational safety and health and employment law
    • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous OSHA, MSHA and human resource issues
    • Wrote several publications related to the areas of occupational safety and health and employment law
    • Memberships include ASSP, NSC, SHRM and ABA
    • J.D. degree, George Washington University; B.S. degree, University of Maryland
    • Can be contacted at 301-595-3520, safetylawyer@gmail.com or on Twitter® @Safetylawyer1

Who Should Attend

This live webinar is designed for human resource and benefits professionals, safety directors, risk managers, compliance officers, insurance professionals, business owners and managers, accountants, controllers, and attorneys.