Residential Fall Protection Presentation

We’ve talked about the new OSHA directive on residential fall protection compliance before in this blog (See “Help from OSHA in new Residential Construction Standard“) and how OSHA is trying to help residential construction companies comply. The latest addition to the collection of documentation is a PowerPoint presentation designed specifically to help employers train workers on how to comply.

The 80 slide presentation which is available for download on the OSHA website should leave little doubt about how serious OSHA is about residential construction fall injuries and fatalities.

I still rarely see residential construction workers in compliance and I see plenty of new homes going up out where I live. It is still standard to see workers on the roofs of residential new constructions with no fall protection equipment whatsoever.

OSHA is leaving no excuse and, I’m guessing, isn’t going to be giving a lot of “Get out of Jail Free” cards when they notice an infraction. The fact is that it isn’t that expensive or that difficult to comply. Roofing kits are available that are relatively inexpensive and easy to install and use. If you’re involved in residential construction, don’t count of the fact that you’re not big enough to have OSHA bother you. My guess is that eventually, they will.