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Friday, December 13, 2013

The Importance of Determining Roof

When it comes to testing roof integrity, OSHKs industry-standard, fall protection standards 29 C.F.R. 1626.501(a)(2) requires that "the employer shall determine if the walking and working surfaces on which its employees will work are of the strength and structural integrity to support employees safely. Employees shall be allowed to work on these surfaces only when the surfaces have the requisite strength and structural integrity."

Unlike most OSHA standards, this one is infrequently enforced. Usually, a contractor's compliance with the standard is only evaluated by OSHA after an accident occurs, presumably because of...

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