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Walking and Working Surfaces

This course alerts participants to the hazards of walking and working surfaces and provides information about workplace action needed to eliminate or control these hazards.


  • Develop a working knowledge of key elements surrounding OSHA's Walking and working surfaces regulation
  • Understand key terminology concepts
  • Examine the consequences of poor housekeeping and hazards of wall and floor openings
  • Discuss the specifications for safe design and construction of fixed general industry stairs
  • Learn the minimum requirements for dock-boards and proper care and use of portable ladders
  • Discuss general scaffolding requirements


  • Introduction
  • General Requirements 
  • Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes
  • Stairs
  • Ladders
  • Scaffolds 
  • Summary

Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page to see if this class meets your regulatory requirements. This course has been approved for 1 hour.

This course includes individual quizzes, which must be passed with a 100% score to proceed forward to the next lesson. Additionally, the final exam must be passed with a minimum of 70% to pass the course. The final exam can be taken three times, if necessary.