Monday, April 30, 2012

New OSHA Residential Construction Regulation

New OSHA Residential Construction Regulation

According to data from the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average of 40 workers are killed each year as a result of falls from residential roofs. As a result, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced new fall protection requirements for Residential Construction.
Residential Fall Protection 
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 - The new directive requires all residential builders to comply with 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1926.501(b)(13).
Under 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(13) workers engaged in residential construction six (6) feet or more above lower levels are to be protected by conventional fall protection. For roofers, the 25 foot, ground-to-eave height threshold no longer applies, nor do slide guards as an acceptable form of fall protection, regardless of the roof pitch or height of the roof eave.
These new requirements replace the Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction, Standard 03-00-001 that have been in effect since 1995 and allowed residential builders to bypass fall protection requirements.
OSHA has developed training and compliance assistance materials for small employers and will host a webinar for parties interested in learning more about complying with the standard.
OSHA's Residential Fall Protection Web page has many guidance products, including a fall protection slide show to help employers comply with the new directive. Employers are also encouraged to take full advantage of OSHA's On-site Consultation Program, which provides a free compliance assistance services, or contact their local OSHA Area Office to speak with a Compliance Assistant Specialist. See the news release for more information.
Comply today with Innovative Miller Fall Protection Solutions

Titan ReadyRoofer Fall Protection System
·         Lightweight, Full-Body Harness
·         Versatile, Reusable Roof Anchor w/Attachment D-Ring
·         Compact Trailing Rope Grab
·         Shock-Absorbing Lanyard
·         High-Strength Rope Lifeline
·         Water-Proof Container
Titan ReadyRoofer® Fall Protection System Kits
BRFK25/25FTKit w/25-ft. (7.6 m) rope lifeline
BRFK50/50FTKit w/50-ft. (15 m) rope lifeline
BRFK75/75FTKit w/75-ft. (23 m) rope lifeline
BRFK100/100FTKit w/100-ft. (30 m) rope lifeline
For harness with tongue buckle leg straps, add "T" to SKU after the letter "K" (Ex. BRFKT50/50FT).

Titan B-Compliant Roofing Kits
·         Lightweight, full-body harness with 3-point adjustment
·         Rope grab with permanently-attached, 3-ft. (.9 m) lanyard with shock absorber pack
·         High-strength, 5/8-in. (16 mm) diameter, polyester/polypropylene rope lifeline with locking snap hook
·         Reusable stainless steel roof anchor bracket with plated D-ring
·         Waterproof storage container
Titan B-Compliant Roof Kits
TRK2000/25FTCompliant roof kit with 25-ft. (7.6 m) lifeline
TRK2000/50FTCompliant roof kit with 50-ft. (15.2 m) lifeline

Titan ReadyWorker Fall Protection Kits
Select from 6 New Kits.
·         Competitively priced
·         New, improved harness webbing for greater comfort
·         Titan harnesses include value-added safety features not found on many competitive brands
·         Fall protection for a variety of working-at-height applications
·         Includes a waterproof storage container for convenience
·         Meets all applicable OSHA, ANSI and CSA requirements
·         Trilingual labeling and instructions
Titan Full-Body Harnesses
SKUHarnessBackBack Strap & SideLeg Strap6 Ft. Tubular6 Ft. Waterproof Bucket
D-RingPull-Free D-RingsBucklesShock-Absorb.Cross-Arm 
Lanyard RingsLanyard (T5111/6FTAF)Strap (T7314/6FTAF)

Miller Fusion Roof Anchor Post 
·         Permanent or Temporary Solution for Roof Safety.
·         Versatile single-point anchor adapts to a wide range of roof designs
·         Attachment to the roof surface is quick and easy reducing installation time by more than 50%
·         Protects the worker by maintaining a secure connection to the structure in the event of a fall
·         Protects the structure during a fall with a unique energy-absorbing load distribution system

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