NAHB urges OSHA to review and rework its fall protection standard to:
Make it more effective and less burdensome while providing protection to workers;
Be easily understood, implemented, and enforced and minimize any paperwork needed to demonstrate compliance;
Be tailored to address the individual risks posed by each of the various residential construction and remodeling activities, the temporary nature of many of these activities, and the business operations of the small businesses that make up a majority of the residential construction industry; and
Recognize that there are specific residential construction tasks/trades where it creates a greater hazard to use conventional fall protection and that using alternative fall protection methods in these situations is a viable option.
Further, NAHB remains committed to providing training to and educating its members on how to reduce the risk of fall-related work injuries and how to comply with OSHA’s fall protection regulation.
Resolution originally adopted: 06/2012, Resolution Number 5
Committee with primary jurisdiction: Construction Safety and Health
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