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Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

December 15, 2015

fall protection

Oregon OSHA to propose changes to construction fall-protection requirements

Oregon OSHA is proposing to change the construction industry's 10-foot fall-protection requirement to 6 feet and to revoke the use of slide guards as a primary fall-protection system. The proposal aims to address federal OSHA's concern that the current requirements are not as effective as its requirements.

The proposal would only affect the requirements in Subdivisions 3/M (Fall Protection) and 3/E (Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment) and would take effect Jan. 1, 2017, when Oregon OSHA would adopt the 6-foot requirement, and Oct. 1, 2017, when Oregon OSHA would prohibit the use of slide guards.

Public hearings on the proposed rulemaking are scheduled for:

See Oregon OSHA's Proposed Rules webpage for more information.



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