Slide Guard Update: CalOSHA to continue and accept use of slide guards


We passed along NRCA’s brief regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals dismissing NRCA’s petition regarding OSHA’s slide guard rule last week (click here to read).  However, some news coming out from Cal/OSHA indicating they will not follow Fed OSHA’s ruling, and will maintain their separate interpretation:

Cal/OSHA will continue to accept and allow the use of roof brackets. Specific to California; there will be NO CHANGES from the current standards.  California will not revert to 6’ height requirement (will remain 20’) and the uses of slide guards/roof brackets are legal within the proper applications. Cal/OSHA will increase inspections, but their primary interest regarding roofers is their PROPER use of personal fall arrest systems that include ropes and rope grabs.



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One Response to “Slide Guard Update: CalOSHA to continue and accept use of slide guards”

  1. Western Roofing Expo 2011 Wrap-up « Always On Top Says:

    […] saw some old friends, met some new ones and had a great show.  With all the recent OSHA activity, there was a heavy presence on safety, and we brought along a Texas Hold ‘Um, the only unit […]

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