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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (February 28, 2017)

OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces Rule Affects Over 100 Million Workers

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Offers Resources for Every Stage of Compliance

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Neenah, WI -  One ladder is all it takes for a general industry workplace to be affected by OSHA’s new Walking-Working Surfaces Final Rule (Subpart D). J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of safety and compliance solutions, has introduced a wide variety of regulatory resources to help companies simplify compliance with this nearly universal rule.

“The changes to Subpart D are substantial,” said Jennifer Stroschein, workplace safety editor at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. “Any employer who has a walking-working surface is impacted by the new requirements in some way. Many companies have yet to realize the extent of this impact.”

Under the new rule, employers must identify and evaluate slip, trip and fall hazards; provide appropriate personal protective equipment or fall protection systems; conduct regular and periodic inspections and maintenance of all walking and working surfaces; and provide training that enables employees to recognize the hazards of falling and the procedures to minimize those hazards.

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. offers products and services to help employers with every stage of compliance, including:

  • understanding and assessing the new rule;
  • training employees; and
  • implementing and reinforcing their compliance plans.

To download free whitepapers, get answers to frequently asked questions, and learn more about related J. J. Keller® products and services, visit

About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Since its beginning as a one-man consulting firm in 1953, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has grown to become the most respected name in safety and regulatory compliance. Now over 1,400 associates strong, J. J. Keller serves over 600,000 customers — including over 90% of the Fortune 1000® companies. The company’s subject-matter expertise spans nearly 1,500 topics, and its diverse solutions include training via online courses, streaming video or DVD; online management tools; managed services; consulting services; online and print compliance manuals and instructional publications; ELogs and mobile technology, forms and supplies.

Safety professionals rely on J. J. Keller’s in-house expertise and wide selection of products and services to reduce risk and improve regulatory compliance, performance management, and operational efficiency. For more information, visit


For more information, contact:

  • Mary Borsecnik
  • Corporate Marketing Communications Specialist
  • J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
  • 1-800-843-3174, ext. 7050
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