June 5, 2018
A Real-World View: Implementing New OSHA Fall Protection Regulations
Speaker: Nolan Miller, P.E., C.S.P., Project Manager, LJB Inc.
Now that the new OSHA rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (29 CFR 1910 Subparts D&I) has been effective for many months, organizations are still working to understand and implement required changes to their fall protection projects, policies and programs. After a brief review of the major changes and the general reactions in the industry, this session provides attendees with a real-world view of how organizations are wrestling with and addressing the implementation of the new requirements.
Many organizations are finding that the updated regulations can have a major impact on maintaining a compliant fall protection program. For example, one ladder design requirement change means that a ladder that was compliant is not any longer—with no grandfather period to make changes. In addition, the publication of an official distance to a roof edge where fall protection is required can have significant ramifications to an organization’s operations.
Based on the most frequently asked questions and challenging aspects of the new regulation, the presenter will provide ways to approach implementing the new rules—including recommendations related to training, hazard assessment, design changes, and system requirements. After this session, participants will be able to state important actions their organization needs to take to facilitate compliance with the new OSHA rule.