In response to a 2004 petition by the California Professional
Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC), California has
reduced the 20-foot trigger height for residential roofing
applications to a 15-foot trigger height.
CALPASC's petition argued the change would minimize accidents
and insurance costs and make it easier for contractors to bid on
jobs. With the 15-foot trigger height, the cost of fall protection
for roofing contractors will be included in bids for jobs involving
two-story residential construction in California.
Survey cites changing work force as a
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