OSHA Compliance for Residential Roofing and Construction
OSHA changed the rules for residential construction workers on March 15th, 2013. No longer will they be issuing reduced fines, helpful hints, and consultations on compliance with the fall protection regulations. They are in full-enforcement mode, and you should be in full-compliance mode if you want to avoid serious penalties.
Unless you are able to plausibly demonstrate why conventional fall protection is not feasible or why it presents an even greater hazard when used, your residential roofing or construction company will be cited by visiting OSHA enforcement officers if workers are not protected by active fall arrest systems, guardrails, and/or safety nets, depending on the site situation.
Any work conducted 6 ft. or move above a lower level must be protected. For construction workers and roofers, this may seem like a laughably low threshold. But OSHA has thousands of…[read more from the source website]