OSHA Fall Protection Training in Long Island 7/29/2011
I received 3 calls from contractors on Long Island last week about OSHA enforcement inspectors hitting sites on Long Island. Towns reported; Riverhead, Wading River one of the Hamptons. In addition a major lumber yard was warning his contractor clients to make sure they are wearing their harnesses when up on roofs, framing houses and high work.
Last year we trained over 700 guys and some gals on the EPA RRP Lead Law. The new attention is OSHA Fall Protection. As mentioned in my last post OSHA issued a new directive that requires contractors to use fall protection and have their written plans in place ny 9/15/2011. OSHA has decided to make the residential construction industry a target industry for the first time. The inspectors are focusing on residential contractors showing up looking for fall protection violations. They are also asking to see worker safety manuals. Many residential contractors do not know that they are required to have one.
If you are visited by OSHA remember to speak politely. Recently an OSHA inspector told me they would appreciate being talked to just like you would talk to a building inspector. They will be more accomadating if we are ot busting their chops, lying or arguing with them.
We have not forgotten Long Islanders regarding EPA RRP. We will put a RRP class on 7/28/2011 also at the Hilton Garden Inn. Contractors are telling us license renewals in some towns like the Hamptons and other Suffolk and Nassau County towns require the EPA RRP Certification.
Fall Protection Training 7/29/2011 in Riverhead (seating is limited)
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"one voice for the residential construction industry"