The Importance of Roof Fall Protection
Falls from height are a leading cause of death in the workplace. General industry OSHA standards require all work conducted at a height greater than 4 feet be protected by a fall protection system.
Rooftop work environments require special safety measures and the Sesco Safety team has decades of experience solving a range of roof safety needs with non-penetrating, freestanding guardrail, skylight and hatch solutions, horizontal lifelines systems a range of tie off solutions and completely custom solutions. Protect your work at height and bring your rooftop into OSHA/ANSI/IBC compliance with OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(4), OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.28(b)(3)(i), Cal-OSHA Title 8, Chapter 4, Article 19, 1623(3) and more with a Sesco Safety Solution.
We have over two decades of experience in all aspects of fall protection, including hazard assessments, systems design, fabrication and installation, and inspection.
We know what it takes to meet today’s fall protection best practices with an eye toward the changing needs of our customers and advances in regulatory standards.
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Our work is backed up by sound design and engineering and our systems are built with longevity in mind to provide long-lasting worry free value to our customers.
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Rooftop Fall Protection Info & Resources
1926.501(b)(1), 1926.501(b)(13), 1926.501(b), 1926.501, 1926.501(b)(10)
In general, OSHA’s fall protection standard, §1926.501, requires that each employee on a walking/working surface (horizontal and vertical surface) with an unprotected side or edge which is 6 feet (1.8 m) or more above a lower level shall be protected from falling by the use of guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems. However, under §1926.501(b)(10), Roofing work on Low-sloped roofs, employers engaged in roofing work are permitted to use a combination of the additional methods listed below:
- warning line and guardrail system;
- warning line and safety net system;
- warning line and personal fall arrest system;
- warning line and safety monitoring system; or
- only a monitoring system on roofs 50-feet (15.25 m) or less in width in accordance with Appendix A of 1926 subpart M.
If the blocking is installed as an integral part of installing the weatherproofing material on a low-sloped roof, §1926.501(b)(10) applies. These methods are not available if the blocking is installed separately.