New OSHA Fall Protection Rule - Are You Compliant?
- Published: Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:00
- Written by Anna Kozak
In January 2017, new OSHA rules tightened the requirements to help prevent falls from ladders and raised work platforms. The new rules are primarily focused on the construction industry, but also apply to aviation maintenance technicians workers in hangars.
Incorporated in the new rule are advances in technology, industry best practices, and national consensus standards, all providing effective and cost-efficient worker protection. General Industry standards (includes aviation) are specifically addressed for slip, trip, and fall hazards; including an additional requirement for personal fall protection systems.
These changes are estimated by OSHA to prevent 29 fatalities and 5,842 lost-workday injuries every…