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RESIDENTIAL ROOFING -- "TO BE OR NOT TO BE" - TIED OFF?

OSHA's "Subpart M" intended to standardize fall protection for the construction industry, but did not clearly define how those standards would apply to residential construction. At the request of industry associations, OSHA reconsidered the code and published an interim policy in December of 1995 which is considered to comply with Subpart M during residential roofing work where (1) the roof slope is 8-in-12 or less and (2) fall potential from lower eaves is 25 feet or less. Check with applicable state programs for inclusion of this optional federal change.

If conventional fall protection systems are not used, OSHA requires the following:

Employers who use roofing slide guards as fall protection must take additional precautions:

 

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