OSHA Glossary

Glossary: Guarding Wall & Floor Holes & Openings

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: March 12th, 2013
Topics: Fall Protection | Slips, Trips and Falls |


As with other OSHA standards, one of the tricky parts of complying with the Walking Working Surfaces Standard is the fact that many of the technical terms used in the standard have special meanings that don’t necessarily correspond with your own understanding of what the term means.

How Tool Helps Solve the Problem:

Here’s a Glossary listing OSHA’s definitions of the key terms in the Walking Working Surfaces Standard dealing with guarding floor and wall holes and openings.