Since 1970 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been on mission to prevent workplace illness, injuries and fatalities by enforcing safety standards. OSHA exists, as a part of the federal Department of Labor, to create a better working environment for all Americans.
When you learn that falls are, historically, the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry, the reason for OSHA Fall Protection regulations becomes self-evident. But in addition to the direct effect of a hazard on a worker, the costs associated with workplace injury, including workers' compensation payments, can be among the most devastating to an employer's bottom line. These things come together to emphasize the need to prevent falls before they happen.
For general industry, OSHA requires fall protection beginning at a height of four feet. In construction, fall protection is required above six feet. Protection must also be provided any time an employee must work above hazardous equipment or machinery, regardless of the distance. Employers are responsible to determine the locations where fall protection is required, make sure that proper protection systems are provided, and finally to implement employee training in their use.
Compliance with OSHA Fall Protection regulations requires the right tool for the right job. Here at CAI we not only provide you with everything from off-the-shelf protection equipment to customized solutions, but we can also take care of your training and certification needs.
|Subpart D, Walking/Working Surfaces
||1910.27 (d) (5)
1910.28 (j) (4)
|Subpart I, Personal Fall Arrest Systems||Proposed|
|Subpart F, Powered Platforms and Building Maintenance||1910.66|
|Subpart J, Permit - Required Confined Space||1910.146|
|Subpart R, Special Industries||1910.267|
|Subpart E, Personal Protective Equipment
|Subpart L, Scaffolding
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|Subpart M, Fall Protections