Currently, under OSHA standard 1910.27 cages are required on ladders where the climbs are over 20 feet high. In OSHA’s new standard (OSHA standard 1910.28) taking effect 11/19/2018, a ladder will not be required to have fall protection until their height is over 24 feet (24’-0-1/4” requires fall protection).
The Most Cited OSHA Standards… it’s a list that changes little from year to year. Every time the latest list of most-cited OSHA standards comes out, it feels a bit familiar. But it’s an important reminder of the safety issues that we still need to work on and that are responsible for more than 4,500 worker deaths each year.
Developing and implementing a plan of action on how you and your staff respond to an OSHA site visit is one of the most important things you can do to successfully survive an OSHA inspection. Hopefully after reading this article you will realize that an OSHA inspection is a very simple and easily understood procedure.
Remember the last time you were inspected by OSHA? Keven L Yarbrough, COSS takes you through the elements necessary to document a legally sufficient citation.
Just shutting down or disconnecting equipment is not enough… Lockout/Tagout keeps employees safe by making it inoperable. Comply with OSHA Regulations and LOCK IT OUT!