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Walking working surfaces

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Div 2, General Industry, Sub D

Walking-Working Surfaces

Div 3, Construction, Sub M

Fall Protection

Div 3, Construction, Sub X

Stairways and Ladders

Div 4, Agriculture, Sub D

Work Surfaces

Interpretations | Program Directives | Alerts


Guardrails, stair railings, parapets 8/31/15

Fall Protection During Building Maintenance 1/26/12

Fish Hatcheries 2/25/11

Storage rack system 7/20/04

Fall protection temporary and fixed work platforms 2/28/96

Floor Load Calculations 3/1/95

Program Directives

Fall Protection: General Industry 3/21/16

Guarding: Open-sided Metal Pouring Platforms and Runways 5/1/08

Guardrail Height in General Industry 8/25/05

Handrails and Railings in General Industry 8/25/05

Ladders: Fixed Ladders in Emergency Situations 8/25/05

Ladders: Fixed Ladders in Manholes 8/25/05

Ladders: Fixed Ladders used on Outdoor Advertising Structures and Billboards 8/25/05

Ladders: Manhole Metal Ladders for Telecommunications Workers 8/25/05

Scaffolds in Construction 2/28/14

Stairs: Alternating Tread Type Stairs 8/25/05

Fact Sheets/Hazard Alerts/Technical Notes

Fact Sheet: Standard railings for general industry workplaces 9/1/14

Fact Sheet: Ship's ladders and alternating tread stairs 5/13/09

Fact Sheet: Fall protection trigger heights for general industry 7/31/14

Fact Sheet: Fall protection and tarping - information for truckers 4/22/16

Checklists and Fill-in Forms

Elevated surfaces checklist

Floor and wall openings checklist

Walkways checklist

Work environment: general checklist


Publications | Education | Related | Video


Fall Protection for the Construction Industry 6/30/15

Education and training

Online Courses / Current Workshops

All Class Materials

Walking working surfaces Class Materials

Fall Protection Instructor Guide

Fall Protection Workbook

PESO: Bilingual training for employers with Hispanic workers

Video/DVD Library

Look for Walking working surfaces videos on our Resource Center Website

Related information

USDOL Falls in Construction/Bridge Decking

USDOL Falls in Construction/Floor Openings

USDOL Falls in Contruction/Leading Edge Work