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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.

Who Needs This Course?

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

What Will You Learn?

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.


OSHA — 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D

Approximate Length

1 hour

Delivery Method


Course Features

  • Narration and easy navigation
  • Interactive lessons
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams