Roofers association responds to Wall Street Journal article on fall protection regulations

Representatives say that OSHA regulations need to go beyond personal fall arrest systems.

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | October 16, 2014

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) responded to what it characterized as misinformation in a Wall Street Journal article concerning OSHA fall protection rules. An assertion that contractors have long argued that training and monitoring of workers constitute appropriate fall protection is inaccurate the NRCA says. “This association has always taken the position that fall protection must involve more than training and monitoring,” NRCA says. “Where we differ from OSHA is that we believe fall protection can take many forms and that what OSHA calls personal fall arrest systems—basically harnesses and lanyards—aren’t always effective and can create additional hazards.”

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