OSHA Rescinds Fall-Protection Directive for Residential Construction
According to the National Safety Council OSHA has rescinded a compliance directive that allowed easier use of fall protection alternatives. They cite high number of fall-related fatalities as the reason for the decision. Employers wishing to use alternative fall protection measures in residential Construction must meet all requirments in 1926.501(b)(13) and 1926.502(k), and fall protection plans used to comply with those standards must be site-specific and written out.
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