FAQs on new OSHA Fall Protection Regulations: Vol. 5 – OSHA clarifications

Many organizations have struggled to interpret some of the new requirements outlined in OSHA’s update to the General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Equipment Standards (29 CFR part 1910, Subparts D&I). In response to specific questions asked by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), OSHA has released correspondence that clarifies two key items […]

FAQs on new OSHA Fall Protection Regulations: Vol. 4 – Assessments II

Following up on Volume 3 in our series, this installment answers additional questions related to the new requirement for conducting fall hazard assessments. When does the assessment need to be complete? Technically, the new regulation became rule in January 2017, so it is theoretically required now. If you don’t have documentation of a compliant assessment […]

FAQs on new OSHA Fall Protection Regulations: Vol. 3 – Assessments I

This installment in our blog series on new OSHA fall protection regulations focuses on common questions related to fall hazard assessments. One of the most significant requirements provided in the new rule is the stated need for the assessment of fall hazards, as outlined in 1910.132(d). It’s important to note that this is an existing […]

Are Your Fixed Ladders Compliant with New OSHA Regulations?

Fixed ladders are among the many aspects of fall protection that are impacted by the recently published OSHA 1910 regulations. While the regulation went into effect on January 17, OSHA is allowing time to get your organization into compliance. While some minor changes are required for clearances, rung spacing, step-across distance, and other ladder design […]

Proposed OSHA Fall Protection Regulations: And Then We Wait…

Nearly two years ago, I provided a webinar on the proposed changes to the OSHA 1910 general industry fall protection regulations.  Although our participants had a lot of questions, the most common one was, “When do you think the new regulations will be passed into law?” My answer today is the same as it was […]

New OSHA Fall Protection Regulations Are Coming

The proposed changes to OSHA’s general industry fall protection regulations (29 CFR 1910) stand to have a major impact on how fall protection is implemented for maintenance activities.  Because of the potential effect this has on fall protection programs, LJB is monitoring the developments of this process closely.  We will continue to provide updates as […]

OSHA Focuses on Regulation Changes

The proposed OSHA 1910 regulations have many in the safety industry buzzing.  Still, many (including me) are wondering about the likelihood of these changes coming to fruition, considering that previous proposals have been left unconfirmed.  This week, OSHA released positive news on this front.  The organization will be hosting an informal pubic hearing in Washington […]

Webinar Polls Provide Thought-Provoking Results

During our recent webinars on the proposed changes to OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 regulations, we engaged in meaningful dialogue with other safety professionals on the potential impacts of these changes.  Many different issues were discussed, and we will continue to comment on relevant topics through the blog.  Following is a quick list of the results […]

Proposed OSHA Changes Can Do More

In May, OSHA released proposed changes to the 29 CFR 1910 general industry regulation, which would revise the existing walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment standards.  The proposed rules more directly recognize that personal fall protection systems can provide an effective means of employee protection.  The proposal also adds new specific performance and use requirements […]

OSHA Regulatory Priorities

OSHA recently published its Fall 2009 Regulatory Priorities document.  Once again, proposed 1910 subpart D&I made the list of priorities.  Hopefully, it will come out this time so that the outdated regulations will become more in step with the current safety market. The relevant excerpt from the OSHA publication is shown below as well as […]