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February 17, 2011

Lynn L. Bergeson, “Workplace Falls Get Fresh Attention,” Chemical Processing, August 2010.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tackling a major source of industrial injuries — slips, trips and falls on workplace surfaces. On May 24, OSHA proposed significant revisions to Subparts D and I of the general industry standards dealing with walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment (PPE), respectively. This column outlines the reasons why OSHA believes changes are needed to protect workers, and key revisions to these standards.