Telephone
517-372-5900

As of 2/20/19, all users must create a new account. Click “Login” and then “Create an Account” or contact MMA at 517-487-8542 for assistance.

Menu

New Rules for Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection

MMA received the content below from MIOSHA on 2/27/18 regarding major changes to its requirements for walking-working surfaces and fall protection in general industry:

---

MIOSHA has adopted major changes to its requirements for walking-working surfaces and fall protection in general industry. The rule revisions follow OSHA’s updates to its general industry standards addressing slip, trip, and fall hazards (OSHA Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces) and its revisions to its requirements for personal fall protection systems (in OSHA Subpart I, Personal Protective Equipment).

The effective date of the amended General Industry Part 2. Walking-Working Surfaces is February 2, 2018.

A few provisions have delayed compliance deadlines:

  • Train workers on fall hazards. Before any employee is exposed to a fall hazard, the employer must provide training to each employee who uses personal fall protection systems or is required to be trained as specified elsewhere in Subpart D on or before June 4, 2018.
  • Train workers on equipment hazards. The employer must train each employee in the proper care, inspection, storage, and use of equipment covered by Subpart D before an employee uses the equipment on or before June 4, 2018.
  • Test and certify permanent anchorages for rope descent systems to ensure they can support 5,000 pounds for each employee attached on or before December 5, 2018.
  • On existing fixed ladders that extend more than 24 feet above a lower level, install a personal fall arrest system, ladder safety system, cage, or well on or before November 19, 2018.
  • On new fixed ladders that extend more than 24 feet above a lower level, install personal fall arrest system or ladder safety systems on or before November 19, 2018.
  • On all fixed ladders that extend more than 24 feet above a lower level, replace cages and wells with ladder safety system or personal fall arrest systems on or before November 18, 2036.
  • When an employee in outdoor advertising climbs a fixed ladder before November 19, 2018, that is not equipped with a cage, well, personal fall arrest system, or a ladder safety system the employer must ensure the employee receives training and demonstrates the physical capability to perform the necessary climbs in accordance with § 1910.29(h) of the rule.

To assist in a good understanding of the effects of MIOSHA’s Walking Working Surfaces rule on the below mentioned standards, the included comparison documents have been developed. The documents have tables that name each prior rule that has been affected and identify what new rule or rules replaced it. The first column of each document contains the rescinded rule (struck through). The second column contains the corresponding, comparable new rule(s) that could be used to address the same hazard. In some cases there may be more than one applicable rule in the new regulations. The documents are prepared as a courtesy for informal guidance and assistance. This information is not intended to replace or supersede the actual MIOSHA standard or rule requirement. All information published online by MIOSHA is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to ensure that the information provided is accurate and up-to-date, but no legal responsibility is accepted for any errors, omissions, or misleading statement.

Attached are the comparison documents:

---

Here are some resources on the new MIOSHA Walking-Working Surface and Fall Protection rules:

MIOSHA Informational Sessions on the new rules are listed below:

  • March 26: Macomb Community College
  • April 17-18: Lansing Safety Conference
  • April 27: U.P. Safety Conference

Contact Delaney McKinley

Delaney McKinleySenior Director of Government Affairs and Membership
Call 517-487-8530
E-mail mckinley@mimfg.org

MMA received the content below from MIOSHA on 2/27/18 regarding major changes to its requirements for walking-working surfaces and fall protection in general industry:

---

MIOSHA has adopted major changes to its requirements for walking-working surfaces and fall protection in general industry. The rule revisions follow OSHA’s updates to its general industry standards addressing slip, trip, and fall hazards (OSHA Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces) and its revisions to its requirements for personal fall protection systems (in OSHA Subpart I, Personal Protective Equipment).

The effective date of the amended General Industry Part 2. Walking-Working Surfaces is February 2, 2018.

A few provisions have delayed compliance deadlines:

  • Train workers on fall hazards. Before any employee is exposed to a fall hazard, the employer must provide training to each employee who uses personal fall protection systems or is required to be trained as specified elsewhere in Subpart D on or before June 4, 2018.
  • Train workers on equipment hazards. The employer must train each employee in the proper care, inspection, storage, and use of equipment covered by Subpart D before an employee uses the equipment on or before June 4, 2018.
  • Test and certify permanent anchorages for rope descent systems to ensure they can support 5,000 pounds for each employee attached on or before December 5, 2018.
  • On existing fixed ladders that extend more than 24 feet above a lower level, install a personal fall arrest system, ladder safety system, cage, or well on or before November 19, 2018.
  • On new fixed ladders that extend more than 24 feet above a lower level, install personal fall arrest system or ladder safety systems on or before November 19, 2018.
  • On all fixed ladders that extend more than 24 feet above a lower level, replace cages and wells with ladder safety system or personal fall arrest systems on or before November 18, 2036.
  • When an employee in outdoor advertising climbs a fixed ladder before November 19, 2018, that is not equipped with a cage, well, personal fall arrest system, or a ladder safety system the employer must ensure the employee receives training and demonstrates the physical capability to perform the necessary climbs in accordance with § 1910.29(h) of the rule.

To assist in a good understanding of the effects of MIOSHA’s Walking Working Surfaces rule on the below mentioned standards, the included comparison documents have been developed. The documents have tables that name each prior rule that has been affected and identify what new rule or rules replaced it. The first column of each document contains the rescinded rule (struck through). The second column contains the corresponding, comparable new rule(s) that could be used to address the same hazard. In some cases there may be more than one applicable rule in the new regulations. The documents are prepared as a courtesy for informal guidance and assistance. This information is not intended to replace or supersede the actual MIOSHA standard or rule requirement. All information published online by MIOSHA is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to ensure that the information provided is accurate and up-to-date, but no legal responsibility is accepted for any errors, omissions, or misleading statement.

Attached are the comparison documents:

---

Here are some resources on the new MIOSHA Walking-Working Surface and Fall Protection rules:

MIOSHA Informational Sessions on the new rules are listed below:

  • March 26: Macomb Community College
  • April 17-18: Lansing Safety Conference
  • April 27: U.P. Safety Conference

Contact Delaney McKinley

Delaney McKinleySenior Director of Government Affairs and Membership
Call 517-487-8530
E-mail mckinley@mimfg.org
MFG Forum 2017
Events
MFG Forum 2017
The 2017 MFG Forum will outline the threats, discuss best practices and provide resources for protecting valuable manufacturing assets from cyber attack.
Mfg Excellence Awards 2017
Events
Mfg Excellence Awards 2017
This program recognizes excellence in manufacturing by honoring those who make a positive impact in their community and in their industry.
MFG Forum 2018
Events
MFG Forum 2018
The MFG Forum guides industry leaders through emerging issues like Industry 4.0 and provide resources to maintain Michigan’s manufacturing advantage in the 21st century.
Insurance Forms
Insurance, Internal Page
Insurance Forms
Download and print the forms you need to manage your benefits program.
Manufacturers Recognize Vantage Plastics for Community Impact
News
Manufacturers Recognize Vantage Plastics for Community Impact
MMA is proud to announce that Standish’s Vantage Plastics has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the MFG Community Impact Award.
Manufacturing’s Plan for Michigan
Advocacy
Manufacturing’s Plan for Michigan
Michigan’s economy is growing — but more remains to be done. Discover the industry’s top priorities for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session and help keep manufacturing moving forward.
Building a Competitive Michigan
Advocacy
Building a Competitive Michigan
MMA legislative and regulatory successes have saved Michigan manufacturers billions of dollars in recent years.
Reduced UI Taxable Wage Base Available in 2018
Advocacy
Reduced UI Taxable Wage Base Available in 2018
Eligible employers will qualify for a reduced taxable wage base of $9,000 for calendar year 2018 thanks to MMA-supported legislation passed in 2011.