Thursday, May 7, 2015

OSHA Releases Two Fall Protection Publications

Fall protection was the most frequently cited OSHA standard during fiscal year 2014. With this in mind, the agency has published two publications aimed to help construction workers avoid falls from roofs.

Protecting Roofing Workers is a booklet that provides information about personal fall arrest systems, worker rescues, using fall-restraint and guardrail systems, ladders, scaffolding, lifts and emergency action plans.

Fall Protection in Construction includes information about Subpart M, which has criteria for fall protection in construction work. In addition, it provides examples of fall protection requirements in construction, specifically in the areas of leading edges, low-slope roofs, steep roofs and overhand bricklaying.