Posted: Feb 09, 2017
Brian Bailey speaks on OSHA’s New Walking and Working Surfaces Standard at February Meeting
ASSE Professional Member and President of the ASSE Panhandle Chapter, Brian D. Bailey, M.Eng., OHST, was the speaker at the February 9, 2017 meeting of the Panhandle Chapter.
Brian is the Senior Safety Consultant at Xcel Energy in Amarillo and spoke about OSHA’s recent update to Subpart D, “Walking-Working Surfaces.” This final rule became effective January 17, 2017, and has several compliance deadlines coming later in the year and in following years.
He provided an excellent overview of the changes that essentially updates the old, 1972 general industry standard on slips, trips, and fall hazards (Subpart D) and personal fall protection systems (Subpart I) and brings them up to the current consensus standards and best practices in the industry.