residential

OSHA postpones new fall-protection rule again

From Builder Online: It was supposed to go into effect on March 15. Then September 15. Then on December 15. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has decided to postpone enforcement of new fall protection rules for residential construction until March 15, 2013, according to a memo released on Tuesday by the U.S....

OSHA residential construction regulations compliance

Before Dec. 15, conduct an on-site compliance check. Confirm that workers elevated 6 feet or more above the lower level of a structure have OSHA-acceptable forms of fall protection. (This article originally appeared in the November 2012 issue of Occupational Health & Safety.) On Dec. 15, OSHA’s new fall protection regulations for the U.S....