The American Society of Safety Engineers is offering a virtual symposium to help occupational safety and health professionals better understand the sweeping changes OSHA recently made to its final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection standards in relation to slip, trip and fall hazards.
The virtual symposium consists of four individual webcast sessions available at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. DST on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. The cost is $135 for ASSE members and $165 for non-members.
The final rule, which takes effect on January 17, 2017, includes revised and new information that addresses everything from fixed ladders and fall protection systems to training and design requirements. The supporting materials in the rule also references over a dozen ANSI/ASSE industry standards. As a special bonus, people who register for the virtual symposium will get electronic access to most all of the ANSI/ASSE standards referenced in the new OSHA standard, which is a $1,000 savings. Here is what is included: