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April 18, 2011

OSHA Issues Fall Protection Guide for Residential Construction

OSHA has published a Fall Protection in Residential Construction guidance document to demonstrate work methods that can help employers prevent fall-related injuries and deaths among construction workers. Enforcement of the Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction directive begins June 16, 2011. It requires residential construction employers to provide workers with fall protection according to OSHA's Fall Protection in Construction standard.

Methods for preventing fall-related injuries and deaths include using anchors for personal fall arrest systems and fall restraints, safety net systems, guardrails, ladders and scaffolds for activities such as installing roof sheathing, weatherproofing a roof and installing walls and subfloors. OSHA is continuing to develop additional resources to help employers protect residential workers' safety and health. Learn more with these links:

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