REMINDER WALKING WORKING SURFACES CODE CHANGES

On January 17, 2017 OSHA published changes to Sub Part D – Walking Working Surfaces which have a significant impact on building owners and employer’s responsibilities. These changes include but are not limited to the following: Mandatory roof anchorages for window cleaners Mandatory fall protection on low sloped roofs – varying distances where fall protection is required depending on frequency …

Basics of Fall Protection

Our industry is most commonly associated with window washing systems and suspended maintenance systems.  Because of this, fall protection (specifically on low-rise buildings) is often overlooked.  Fall Arrest vs. Fall Restraint “Fall protection” is actually a term that encompasses the method of either “fall arrest” or “fall restraint”. Fall arrest prevents a person from reaching the ground (once a fall …