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THIS COMPLIANCE CENTER IS FOR YOU regardless of what industry you’re in or how big your company is as long as your workers are exposed to fall hazards, including slips, trips and falls and falling from heights. The COMPLIANCE CENTER helps you comply with the OSHA Walking Working Surfaces standard, including guarding of wall and floor openings, fixed stairs and guardrails, ladders, scaffolding, elevated platforms, fall protection systems and equipment and training.

Articles & Insight
  • sample image Portable Wood Ladders: 27 Ways to Verify Compliance

    Do you comply with OSHA requirements for use of portable wood ladders?
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  • sample image Portable Metal Ladders: A 10-Step Compliance Gameplan

    Are you complying with OSHA rules for metal ladders?
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  • sample image Test Your OSHA IQ: Do Workers on Scaffold Platform with Guardrails Need to Tie-Off

    OSHA fall protection requirements for workers on elevated platforms over 10 feet high.
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  • sample image WALKING-WORKING SURFACES: How to Assess Fall Hazards

    Fall hazards are an ongoing concern in most workplaces and include both falls from heights as well as falls from the same level. Slips, trip and falls...
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  • sample image WALKING-WORKING SURFACES: How to Control Fall Hazards

    OSHA mandates that employers identify and assess the severity of the safety risks their employees may face. Once a list of all hazards is made
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  • sample image How to Verify and Document Fall Safety Training

    Training is a key element of any fall safety program. Too many employers assume that all they need to do to provide training is furnish ...
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  • sample image Ask OSHA: Stairways & Ladders Standard

    Do automatically retractable rest platforms used with self-retracting lifelines meet OSHA standards?
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  • sample image OSHA Proposed Changes to General Requirements Standard

    OSHA fall protection requirements for general industry are set out primarily in the Walking-Working Surfaces standards—Subpart D.
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  • sample image OSHA Proposed Changes to Ladder Requirements

    OSHA fall protection requirements for general industry are set out primarily in the Walking-Working Surfaces standards—Subpart D.
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  • Portable Wood Ladders: 27 Ways to Verify Compliance
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    Do you comply with OSHA requirements for use of portable wood ladders? Read More...

  • Guarding Wall Holes & Openings: 7 Ways to Verify Compliance
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    Do you comply with OSHA requirements for guarding of wall holes and openings? Read More...

  • Walking Working Surfaces: A 13 Step Gameplan
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    Prevent slips, trips and falls and avoid OSHA fines under the Walking Working Surfaces Standard. Read More...

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Time Saving Tools
  • Glossary: Guarding Wall & Floor Holes & Openings
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    Key terms in the OSHA floor and wall holes guarding standard you need to know to comply. Read More...

  • SCAFFOLDS SAFETY CHECKLIST
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    This tool covers the requirements pertaining to scaffold safety. By following these requirements you will ensure the safety of your workers and will avoid any possible citations. Read More...

  • FIXED LADDERS SAFETY CHECKLIST
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    This tool covers the requirements pertaining to fixed ladder safety. By following these requirements you will ensure the safety of your workers and will avoid any possible citations. Read More...

  • PORTABLE METAL LADDERS SAFETY CHECKLIST
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    This tool covers the requirements pertaining to portable metal ladder safety. By following these requirements you will ensure the safety of your workers and will avoid any possible citations. Read More...

  • FALL PROTECTION GENERAL REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST
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    This tool covers the four general requirements pertaining to housekeeping, aisles and passageways, covers and guardrails and floor loading protection. Read More...

  • Slips, Trips and Falls – Safety Talk Handout
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    You can slip, trip and fall in all kinds of workplaces, from offices to construction sites. Falls are the leading cause of injuries in North American workplaces. Read More...

  • Sanitation & Housekeeping Self-Assessment Checklist
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    Here’s a self-assessment Checklist you can use to determine if you comply with current OSHA sanitation and housekeeping rules. Read More...

  • Portable Ladder Safety Policy
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    Prevent ladder accidents and OSHA citations by adopting this ladder use policy for your own site Read More...

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