Last week I met the head of OSHA Construction at the Hanley Wood National Remodeling Leadership Conference. He said Fall Protection violations in the residential construction industry continues to be the number one most cited standard. He said they are doing all they can to change this result but admitted that they are a small agency and they are relying more and more on complaints and referrals. In fact 25% of job site audits come from complaints and referrals. He suggested contractors need to step up and make sure they provide fall protection training for their employees.Read More
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Three of the top 10 OSHA standards cited reveal what OSHA inspectors are looking for when they see a constructon site. The increase in deaths and injuries to workers from falls is leading to agressive enforcement in the residential industry. Compliance with the OSHA Fall Protection Directive is required by 9/15/2011.
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