Many working heights trades trigger the use of Cal/OSHA Fall Protection regulations. Effective training for working at heights should include safe work practices, worker’s rights, learning strategies in safety meetings and complying with rules and regulations. To start with any person working at heights should review Cal/OSHA information on Fall Protection.
Cal/OSHA Requirements in Construction
The specific Cal/OSHA safety requirements that apply to your employees depends on the jobsite-specific construction activities.
Cal/OSHA regulations related to Fall Protection in construction are found in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (T8CCR). The complete set of Title 8 regulations can be found at www.dir.ca.gov/samples/search/query.htm.
The following is an overview of the regulations in Title 8 for Fall Protection in construction (not all of the applicable Title 8 regulations are given below)
- Article 16. Standard Railings (T8CCR 1620 – 1621)
- Article 19. Floor, Roof and Wall Openings (T8CCR 1632 – 1633)
- Article 21. Scaffolds – General Requirements (T8CCR 1635.1 – 1637)
- Article 22. Scaffolds – Various Types (T8CCR 1640 – 1655)
- Article 24. Fall Protection (T8CCR 1669 – 1672)
- Article 2. Standard Specifications (T8CCR 3209 – 3239) in Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
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