Fall Protection for Roof Holes

Fall Protection Systems for Roof Holes: OSHA’s Definition and Addressing the Risks

Roof holes pose a constant threat to the safety of rooftop workers. Failure to install the proper fall protection systems can lead to employee injury and may result in serious citations and fines issued by OSHA. By taking the proper precautions, you can create a safe rooftop working environment for your employees. Below is a look at the incidence of roof holes and the most effective steps you can take to prevent employees from falling into them.

Difference Between OSHA 1910 and OSHA 1926 Workers on Roof With Fall Protection

OSHA’s Roof Fall Protection Rules: Know the Difference Between OSHA 1910 General Industry & OSHA 1926 Construction Standards

OSHA safety standards, especially for roof fall protection, can be a source of confusion for many industrial companies. Two OSHA standards can apply – 29 CFR 1910, which governs “general industry” safety standards and 29 CFR 1926, which governs construction sites specifically. The OSHA general industry standards exclude construction (as well as agriculture and marine industries, which also have their own standards), but both standards can sometimes apply to the same worksite at different times. Determining which one you should adhere to can be a challenge.