OSHA will extend for six months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction. The September 15, 2012 extension include priority free on-site compliance assistance, penalty reductions, extended abatement dates, measures to assure consistency and increased outreach. Fatalities from falls are the number one cause of workplace death in construction.
Over the past year, OSHA has conducting more than 1,000 outreach sessions nationwide to assist employers in complying with the new directive.
OSHA's Web page also has a wide variety of educational and training materials to assist employers with compliance, including multiple easy-to-read fact sheets, PowerPoint and slide presentations, as well as other educational materials. These materials are available at OSHA's Fall Protection in Residential Construction page.