Walking-Working Surfaces (General Industry)

Overview :

Buy Button One of the ten most-cited serious OSHA general industry violations and safety training topics we outline in this course is part of the Walking-Working Surfaces regulations. Violations of 29 CFR 1910.23(c)(1) Open-Sided Floors accounted for 638 OSHA citations in FY 2005. In addition, slips, trips, and falls cause the majority of all general industry accidents and 15% of all accidental deaths.

This course covers the OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces standards for General Industry. This includes information on general safety requirements, protection from holes in the floor and walls, ladder safety, and scaffold safety.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the OSHA regulations for walking and working surfaces to avoid slips, trips, and falls in the workplace

  • Recognize safe work practices for installing, maintaining, and using stairs, ladders, and scaffolds


This course is intended for all general industry employees except for those in workplaces where only domestic work, mining operations, or agricultural operations occur.


OSHA - 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D

Approximate Length

1 hour

Continuing Education Units

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0.1 CEU(s)

Delivery Method



This course has these features and more:

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams
  • Continuing Education Units.

IACET Continuing Education Units - American Safety Council, as the parent company of National Safety Training, has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275.

In obtaining this approval, American Safety Council has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, American Safety Council is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.