Durability + Design
 
About  |  Subscribe  |  Advertise  |  Connect 
Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook

 

Download our free ebook: Generic Architectural Coatings: Performance and Uses

D+D News

Main News Page


New Fall Protection Rules Set Sept. 15

Monday, August 13, 2012

More items for Good Technical Practice

Comment | More

After a 15-month reprieve, employers of residential roofers and construction workers have just 30 days to prepare for new federal fall-protection policies.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new “Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction” (STD 03-11-002) will require employers to provide roofers and construction workers with fall-protection equipment whenever work is performed six feet or higher above the ground.

 The new directive applies to residential roofers and construction workers.

 NAHB

The new directive applies to residential roofers and construction workers.

Employers may opt for guardrail systems, safety net systems, personal fall arrest systems, or other conventional fall-protection measures, or other fall-protection measures allowed elsewhere in 1926.501(b).

Plans Required

The directive also requires employers to develop written fall-protection plans that meet the requirements of paragraph (k) of 1926.502 when they do not actively provide safety equipment.

Such plans must be site-specific and use safe work practices that eliminate or reduce the possibility of a fall.

A written plan developed for repetitive use for a particular style or model home will be considered site-specific with respect to a particular site only if it fully addresses all issues related to fall protection at that site.

Delay Granted

The new directive, approved in December 2010, rescinds a 1999 directive. The policy was to have been implemented June 16, 2011, but the building industry sought more time for implementation.

In response, OSHA temporarily relaxed its enforcement policies and gave contractors additional time to make changes. For example, employers were given 30 days from the date of a particular violation to become compliant. Also, no repeat citations (or additional penalties) would be levied, unless a serious injury or catastrophe occurred.

OSHA encouraged its Compliance Assistance Specialists to help builders and their contractors understand and adjust to the new directive. A number of outreach sessions have been conducted to help employers comply with the new rules.

OSHA’s Compliance Guidance website offers more resources for employers.

The Toll of Falls

Falls remain the leading cause of death and serious injury in the construction industry.

In addition, fall protection was the No. 1 residential construction violation cited by OSHA in 2011, with 2,979 citations issued.

Falls often occur as a result of unprotected roof edges, improperly constructed scaffolding, and improperly used ladders.

   

Tagged categories: Certifications and standards; Construction; Fall protection; Health and safety; OSHA; Roofing contractors; Safety equipment

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Dumond Chemicals Inc.
Peel Away®1 Heavy Duty Paint Remover

has been the #1 Choice of Professionals who perform Historic Restoration and Lead Paint Abatement for over 25 years. Peel Away®1 is an eco-safe method for removing up to 30 Coats of oil-based lead paints in a single application.


KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Inspection Instruments

Eliminate Application Uncertainties:
• Moisture Content
• Ambient Conditions
• Surface Preparation
• Coating Thickness
Call 1-800-KTA-GAGE
(800-582-4243)


Keim Mineral Coatings
Concrete Coatings penetrate, chemically bond and will never peel, blister or fade

Complete mineral silicate concrete repair and finish systems to solve concrete problems for decades long beauty and protection.


Atlas Material Testing Technology

Helping You Put Your Products To The Test

• Outdoor Accelerated
Weathering
• Laboratory Testing
Services
• Accelerated Weathering
Instruments

www.atlas-mts.com atlas.info@ametek.com


AGC Chemicals
FEVE Resins Used On Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Curtain Walls

Not only do LUMIFLON FEVE resin-based coatings provide added durability on metal-clad buildings, they are a leading product in the area of environmental sustainability.


Armorthane
Best Floor Coatings with Maximum Durability

Coat CONCRETE or WOOD flooring for wheel and foot traffic, chemical resistance, weather-proofing, indoors and outside. Variety of textures for beauty, resilience and safety.


Lignomat USA Ltd.
A dependable Source for Moisture Meters

Lignomat manufactures pin, pinless and in-situ probe meters for concrete and other building materials. Call 800-227-2105 to find the best moisture measuring device for your application.

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@durabilityanddesign.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 

© Copyright 2012-2015, Technology Publishing Co., All rights reserved