MARCOM's Video On Demand (VOD) program on Walking and Working Surfaces in Construction Environments training identifies the hazards of different surfaces and provides the practical information and specific procedures employees need to help prevent slips, trips and falls on the job. It's easy to take the surfaces we walk and work on for granted, but that would be a big mistake. We depend on these surfaces to provide the support we need to position ourselves properly, use our muscles efficiently, keep our balance and do our work safely. Yet slips, trips and falls continue to make up the majority of on-the-job accidents. They cause almost 20% of disabling occupational injuries, and thousands of fatalities every year. And most of these accidents could have been prevented. Areas that are covered included the fundamentals of safe surfaces, walkways and floors, stairs and fixed ladders, scaffolding and more.
- Upon completing the course, employees should:
- Be able to identify common types of walking and working surfaces in their workplace.
- Understand the slip, trip and fall hazards associated with walking and working surfaces.
- Know specific procedures they can use to avoid slips, trips and falls on the job.