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Falls are among the
most common causes
of serious work-related
injuries and deaths.

HIGHLIGHTS
What's New
What's New
Falling Off Ladders Can Kill: Use Them Safely*. (OSHA 3625 - 2013)

Fall Prevention/Protection Fact Sheets. Contains fact sheets available in english and spanish.

OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through March 15. OSHA News Release, (2012, December 11).

Preventing Falls in Construction [En espaol]
Related Topics
 Related Topics
Fall Protection: Roofing. Washington State Video.

Fall Protection: Trusses. Washington State Video.

Falls Prevention [Video*]. California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE).

Prevention Videos (v-Tools): Construction Hazards. OSHA, (2011).

Regulations

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

Directive

Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction. (2010, December 16).

Standard Interpretations

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Presentations

Workers' Compensation Costs of Falls in Construction. OSHA Slide Presentation. [PPT - 974 KB]

Compliance Assistance: Fall Protection in Residential Construction [Video*]. OSHA.

Residential Fall Protection Presentation. OSHA Slide Presentation. [PPT - 1 MB]. A Spanish version [PPT - 1 MB] is also available.

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Compliance Assistance

Reducing Falls During Residential Construction
Sample Fall Protection Plan for Residential Construction. OSHA. [DOC - 43 KB]

Residential Construction Questions and Answers. OSHA.

Fall Protection in Residential Construction. OSHA Fact Sheet. [PDF - 259 KB]

Fall Protection in Residential Construction. OSHA Guidance Document. [PDF - 1 MB]. A Spanish version is also available.

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Other Resources

OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through March 15. OSHA News Release, (2012, December 11).

Extension of the transitional phase: OSHA Temporary Policy Guidance for Enforcement and Compliance Assistance Related to the New Residential Fall Protection Directive Standard STD 03-11-002. OSHA, (2012, December 10).

June Letter to NAHB [Announcing Three-Month Phase-in]. OSHA. [PDF - 72 KB]

Compliance Directive for Fall Protection in Residential Construction. OSHA Federal Register Notice 75:80315, (2010, December 22).

US Labor Department's OSHA acts to protect residential roofing workers Agency rescinds Clinton-era directive and gives workers more safeguards against falls. OSHA News Release, (2010, December 22).

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