Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Slide 13

Slide 13


    Title: 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(13)
    Type: Text Slide

    • If the employer can demonstrate that it is infeasible or creates a greater hazard to use the required fall protection systems, the employer must instead develop and implement a written site specific fall protection plan in accordance with 29 CFR 1926.502(k).

      -The Agency does not consider "economic infeasibility" to be a basis for failing to provide conventional fall protection.

    • Note: There is a presumption that it is feasible and will not create a greater hazard to implement at least one of the fall protectoin systems listed in 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(13).

      -OSHA expects that the fall protection methods listed in 1926.501(b)(13) can be used without significant safety or feasibility problems for the vast majority or residential construction activities.
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    Speaker Notes:

    The Agency has never been convinced that there are significant safety or feasibility problems with the use of conventional fall protection equipment for the vast majority of residential construction activities.

    But, we also acknowledge that there may be isolated situations where it may be infeasible or create a greater hazard to use conventional fall protection in residential construction. We believe that 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(13) provides sufficient flexibility to accommodate employers in those rare situations.
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