Residential fall protection case study - Habitat for Humanity St. Louis.
Kaskutas V; Hunsberger K
Wood Des Focus 2013 Mar; 23(1):6-12
Residential construction builders and contractors must quickly comply with OSHA's new fall protection requirements for residential construction. This paper describes the change process a charitable home building organization went through in order to comply with these new requirements; including the building methods and fall protection equipment used for each phase of the construction process. Reliance on a volunteer workforce poses unique challenges; however the many solutions described in this paper are also applicable to commercial residential builders. This organization used creative problem-solving, collaborated with local professionals and equipment suppliers, and consulted regularly with OSHA compliance representatives to overcome the many obstacles encountered when transitioning to the use of conventional fall protection during new home construction.
Fall-protection; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Construction; Personal-protection; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Safety-equipment
Cooperative Agreement; Construction
Wood Design Focus
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