Clock ticking on 3-month fall protection phase-in (6/28)
If an employer fails to implement the fall protection measures outlined in a hazard alert letter, and during a subsequent inspection of one of the employer's workplaces OSHA finds violations involving the same hazards, the Area Office will issue appropriate citations.
OSHA has a variety of resources available to help employers understand and comply with the new residential construction fall protection directive, including a fall protection slide show that recently received more than 3,000 hits in one week. In addition, the agency offers a free On-site Consultation Program and has Compliance Assistance Specialists in most Area Offices.
The new directive, Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction (STD 03-11-002), a detailed description of the phase-in policy, a presentation and other guidance materials about requirements for protecting workers from falls are available at www.osha.gov.