Oregon Toughens Fall Protections Regulations

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January 20, 2017

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Oregon construction contractors must provide fall protection on work done six or more feet above a surface, under a new state regulation that took effect Jan. 1. The old regulation required protections for construction workers if they worked at heights of 10 or more feet. The new rule would mostly affect homebuilders because many large commercial contractors already require fall protection at six feet. Critics say the new restriction is unnecessary and will add to the cost of new homes.

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