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MIOSHA allows six-month phase-in for residential fall-protection

In April, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) and the Michigan Home Builders Association launched a Residential Fall Protection Initiative with the purpose of working together to provide training and help residential builders comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) fall-protection rule, 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(13), which requires roofing contractors to use conventional fall-protection methods for workers exposed to fall hazards of 6 feet or more.

OSHA's three-month phase-in period allowing residential construction employers more time to comply with the new standard ends this month. However, MIOSHA adopted guidelines for an additional six months from June 16 to Dec. 16. Following are the guidelines:

  • For inspections where employers are fully in compliance with the former CSHD-COM-04, "Residential Fall Protection Compliance Criteria," MIOSHA will issue a potential hazard alert (PHA) addressing the requirements of the revised CSHD-COM-04-1R1 and training. This will apply only to the first inspection during the additional six-month period.
  • For inspections where employers are attempting to comply with the revised CSHD-COM-04-1R1 by using conventional fall-protection systems, MIOSHA will issue a PHA addressing the requirements of the revised CSHD-COM-04-1R1 and training. This will apply only to the first inspection during the additional six-month period.
  • For inspections where employers are using a site-specific fall-protection plan when conventional fall protection is feasible and does not create a greater hazard, MIOSHA will assist the employer in feasible methods of fall protection that could be used in lieu of the site-specific fall-protection plan and issue a PHA addressing the requirements of the revised CSHD-COM-04-1R1 and training. This will apply only to the first inspection during the additional six-month period.
  • For inspections where conventional fall protection is not in place or employees are not in compliance with the former CSHD-COM-04 or another fall-protection plan, MIOSHA will issue appropriate citations.
  • No citations will be issued for inspections where employers are using site-specific fall-protection plans that appropriately evaluate infeasibility or a greater hazard to use conventional fall-protection...


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