Category Archives: OSHA Guidelines for Fall Protection

Illinois Fall Protection Citation Results in High Penalties for Employers when Exposing Workers to Falls Illinois Fall Protection Citation Recently in February of 2018, in a suburb outside of Chicago, a General Contractor received an Illinois Fall Protection citation for exposing workers to fall hazards. As reported by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety […]

OSHA Walking Working Surfaces Standard – Low Sloped Roof Fall Protection Defined “Low-Sloped Roof” is a term that OSHA felt it needed to be defined in its Walking Working Surfaces update published November 18, 2016.  A low-sloped roof is defined as a slope equal or less than a ratio of 4 to 12.  Slope is […]

Safety Gates in the OSHA Walking Working Surfaces OSHA provides guidance on walking working surfaces to define the purpose of a safety gate.  Included in this are the requirements, expectations of employers, openings and access points.   Employers are required to use guardrail systems around holes that are access points  by either installing gates at the […]

Fall Protection for Existing Buildings vs New Construction   When you think of fall protection, you probably think of a guard rail or harness system being used during the construction of a new structure. And you’d be almost right. New construction is an obvious place where fall protection is needed, but that doesn’t mean that […]

OSHA guidelines on fall protection are centered around the idea that some situations require different types of fall protection systems. This way of thinking about situations from most dangerous to least dangerous is called the “hierarchy of fall protection.” It’s a great way to think about what types of fall protection solutions work best. Here’s […]

What are the OSHA Guidelines and regulations for Fall Protection? Over the years, there have been questions that have consistently been raised in regards to fall protection scenarios.  We plan to address a few of questions in this section.  Firstly, everyone must know that some type of fall protection is required anytime an employee is […]

OSHA has strict standards and guidelines for fall protection to ensure that workers aren’t injured by a fall. Unfortunately, falls are still one of the most common causes of workplace injuries — accounting for 38% of the total construction-related deaths in 2015 according to OSHA. To protect your employees and your bottom line, you’ll want […]