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ICYMI: New Fall Protection Standards in Effect

Posted on Nov 4, 2022 in:
  • Building Codes
  • Industry Issues
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On Tuesday, November 1, new statewide Fall Protection Standards went into effect.  Read more here.

Major changes include:

  • Require fall protection when doing roofing work at six feet or higher on a low-pitch roof, instead of the previous 10-foot threshold;

  • Change the threshold height from 10 feet to six feet when constructing a leading edge;

  • Add the option of a standard guardrail system as a form of fall protection on low-pitched roofs;

  • Provide an option to use a safety watch system if appropriate; and

Include a clarifying statement noting when rules require fall protection at four feet or more. For more information, contact Andrea Smith at BIAW.

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