The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer requirements for using personal fall protection systems. The final rule also increases consistency between general and construction industries, which will help employers and workers that work in both industries.
The final rule’s most significant update is allowing employers to select the fall protection system that works best for them, choosing from a range of accepted options including personal fall protection systems. OSHA has permitted the use of personal fall protection systems in construction since 1994 and the final rule adopts similar requirements for general industry. Other changes include allowing employers to use rope descent systems up to 300 feet above a lower level; prohibiting the use of body belts as part of a personal fall arrest system; and requiring worker training on personal fall protection systems and fall equipment.
OSHA has drafted more stringent regulations pertaining to silica dust in the workplace. The changes, which are scheduled to take effect on June 23, 2016, will include a more stringent Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for silica dust. The rule will also require employers to: establish and implement a written exposure control plan, offer medical exams, provide worker training, and keep more records.
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