Housekeeping, Walking and Working Surfaces

Summary

Walking – Working Surfaces (Slips, Trips and Falls)(1910.22 General Requirements) and Housekeeping


Surface conditions. The employer must ensure:


  • All places of employment, passageways, storerooms, service rooms, and walking-working surfaces are kept in a clean, orderly, and sanitary condition.


  • The floor of each workroom is maintained in a clean and, to the extent feasible, in a dry condition. When wet processes are used, drainage must be maintained and, to the extent feasible, dry standing places, such as false floors, platforms, and mats must be provided.


  • Walking-working surfaces are maintained free of hazards such as sharp or protruding objects, loose boards, corrosion, leaks, spills, snow, and ice.


Inspection, maintenance, and repair. The employer must ensure:


  • Walking-working surfaces are inspected, regularly and as necessary, and maintained in a safe condition;


  • Hazardous conditions on walking-working surfaces are corrected or repaired before an employee uses the walking-working surface again. If the correction or repair cannot be made immediately, the hazard must be guarded to prevent employees from using the walking-working surface until the hazard is corrected or repaired;


  • When any correction or repair involves the structural integrity of the walking-working surface, a qualified person performs or supervises the correction or repair.

Training Videos

Please view all videos using the "PREVIEW' version first.

 

If you decide a video is what you are looking for in training a group of your employees, you can then download the high resolution video version. This is important because the WV LTAP is charged per high resolution view of both the “English” and “Spanish” videos.

 

We are happy to offer these videos at no-cost to the local and state public works and roadway agencies located within West Virginia. Using the "Preview" version when evaluating videos allows us to keep our costs down and allows you to watch the complete video, just at a lower quality. The "Preview" version will still work great on a computer screen and helps us keep costs down and continue this program.

© 2021 West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program

304-293-9924

wvltap@gmail.com