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With the Sept. 15 deadline looming for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s phased-in fall protection guidelines for the construction industry, Barry Rutenberg, NAHB’s first vice chairman, recently participated in a home building job site tour to demonstrate to agency officials some of the concerns that association members have been voicing over compliance with the revised rule.
Conducting the tour on Aug. 31, Rutenberg provided a first-hand look at how some conventional fall protection methods in the guidelines may not be feasible — or could even be hazardous — for certain residential construction activities.
NAHB has been working with the agency toward resolving key compliance issues and hopes to achieve a fairer interpretation of the revised fall protection guidelines and come to a clearer understanding of what specific fall protection methods and systems may be used to comply with those rules.
The video provides an overview of the key safety issues that residential builders and workers need to focus on to reduce accidents and injuries.
Based on the NAHB-OSHA Jobsite Safety Handbook, this DVD is intended to be used as part of an essential residential construction safety-training program and includes two 20-minute videos on one DVD.
To view or purchase this DVD online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.