OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces


A final rule released by OSHA on November 17th, 2016 concerning general standards on walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment. These recent updates were the result of an alarming amount of workplace slip, trip and fall deaths, and injuries. Once revisions are in place and implemented by businesses owners, OSHA estimates there will be 29 lives saved and 5,842 injuries prevented yearlyApplied Technical Services is compliant with the OSHA Walking-working Surfaces and personal protective equipment standard.

Revised OSHA Standard

Effective Date: January 17, 2017

Revisions Include:

  • Fixed Ladders
  • Rope Descent Systems (RDS)
  • New Criteria for Fall Protection Systems
  • Personal Fall Protection Systems
  • Training on Fall Hazards

Fall Protection and 1910.27(b)(1) Certification of Anchors

Section 1910.27 highlights anchors used for rope decent systems cannot be used until the building owner identifies, tests and certifies that the anchor can support 5,000lbs. To meet these requirements a qualified person must certify anchors and perform annual inspections. Re-certification and testing will need to take place at least every 10 years. These certification and inspection requirements documenting compliance must be complete by November 20, 2017.

ATS Fall Protection Services

ATS has been a leading consulting and engineering company serving our clients for nearly 50 years. Our licensed Professional Engineers (P.E.) are thoroughly qualified in roof anchor systems and experienced in OSHA, ANSI, ASME and IWCA compliance issues. Whether its anchors, davits, monorails, platforms or roof cars, ATS offers a wide range of services.

ATS Expertise:

  • Detailed Designs
  • Project Oversight and Commissioning
  • Turn Key Design/Build Projects
  • Work Plans

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