September 15, 2012 is the deadline for new mandatory residential roofers’ fall protection safety standards that require a guard rail system, a safety net system or personal fall safety systems for workers. If you are a roofer and don’t comply with the new laws, you could be hit with heavy fines.
Residential builders working six or more feet above a lower level must meet these new OSHA standards for fall protection. If you are unsure about how to comply with these new regulations, OSHA is offering free, on-site evaluations if you call 1-800-321-OSHA
For simple compliance with the new rules, many roofers have turned to our Roofers’ Fall Protection Kit from Protecta to take care of their fall safety requirements. This kit features a re-useable roof anchor, 50 ft. of durable rope, a rope grab, and a full-body harness.
With the deadline only months away, it’s time for all roofers to double-check their fall safety compliance. If you have any questions about the new regulations or fall safety in general, please call us at 1-800-829-9580.
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