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May 31, 2011

Court Upholds OSHA Fall Protection Change

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected an industry challenge to OSHA's new residential fall protection directive. Issued in December, the directive requires all residential construction employers to comply with Code of Federal Regulations 1926.501(b)(13). Where residential builders can demonstrate that traditional fall protection is not feasible, it allows for alternative means of providing protection. Construction and roofing companies have until June 16 to comply with the new directive.

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