OSHA Responds to Residential Fall Protection Concerns in Arizona

fallprotection_1In response to ASSE’s effort on behalf of its Arizona members to see that the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health enforces federal OSHA’s residential fall protection standard, ASSE received a letter from OSHA’s Phoenix Area Office outlining OSHA’s Complaint About State Program Administration investigation.  In 2012, the Arizona legislature passed into law Senate Bill 1441 that made sure Arizona employers cannot be required to protected construction workers from falls under elevations of 15 ft, which is 9 ft more than is allowed in OSHA’s standard. ASSE first responded to this issue in June 2012 and will continue to share updates.