Monthly Archives: August 2014

Required Safety Measures for Building Owners

As OSHA shifts focus to enforcement, building owners need to understand new compliance requirements.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) include building owner compliance requirements under a general duty clause.

A new Window Cleaning Safety Standard holds building owners responsible for ensuring that worker safety and public protection standards are in compliance for window cleaning procedures in all buildings three stories and higher.

Buildings without appropriate anchor point for suspended work are non-compliant. Building work surfaces must be retrofitted with certified anchor points before any work can begin. Moving forward, new buildings three stories or higher design plans must have these anchor points.

For worker protection, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved IWCA I-14.1-2001 holds building owners, property professionals, and window washing contractors responsible for:

  • Providing written documentation from a professional structural engineer that roof anchors are certified to withstand the expected load,
  • The documentation of maintenance and inspection of any permanent equipment being used for window,
  • Maintaining Manufacturer Instructions on all equipment including the load ratings, limitations, and intended use,
  • Ensuring that window cleaning contractor own equipment attached to any part of the building, is inspected to ensure that the anchor point will hold the expected load.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also holds building owners responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. Read more at CSGCARES BLOG.

OSHA Letter Review Services

CSG Safety Services Group, LLC offers OSHA Letter Review Services for custom solutions to help companies comply with OSHA Red Tag rules and regulations.

Whether you have no documentation, need some installation or a complete window washing systems design, CSG offers a complete inspection process that outlines you needs and cost up at the start of the project.

CSG offers a complete inspection process that outlines customer needs and cost at the start of the project.

CSG provides inspections, testing and certifications for all window cleaning equipment. CSG provides consulting up to full design/build services. The CSG Safety Services Group promotes window washing system solutions with safety, usability, and cost effectiveness in mind.

About CSG Safety Services Group, LLC: CSG Safety Services Group, LLC designs and installs window washing systems nationwide. CSG provides inspections, testing and certifications for all window cleaning equipment. CSG provides consulting up to full design/build services. The CSG Safety Services Group promotes window washing system solutions with safety, usability, and cost effectiveness in mind. www.windowwashingsystems.com.

Got OSHA Fall Protection Regulations?

Learn about the important OSHA Fall Protection Regulations for post-frame construction in CSG’s outline of fall protection needs and personal fall arrest system options to protect workers on roofs.

Federal OSHA, as well as Cal-OSHA, has found a high proportion of fatalities caused by falls occurred because of a lack of fall protection. Construction industry management must be responsible for fall protection to prevent accidents and avoid costly and reputation damaging Cal-OSHA citations.

Read Here – Fall Protection Regulations For Wood Frame Construction

Make sure your construction team is meeting these requirements:

Workers have the right to safe and healthful working conditions. The following precautions must be included in any fall protection plan.

  • Employees are protected whenever they are 6 feet or more above a lower level.
  • Employee is protected from falls and also from any falling objects.
  • Work surfaces must be examined and deemed structurally safe.

When conventional fall-protection is not possible or might create a greater hazard, a written plan addressing fall protection issues must meet these requirements:

  • Must be in writing, site-specific or by style/model and must maintained on site
  • Must be prepared by a qualified person and maintained by a competent person
  • Must include all measures addressing fall hazards

About CSG Safety Services Group, LLC: CSG Safety Services Group, LLC designs and installs window washing systems nationwide. CSG provides inspections, testing and certifications for all window cleaning equipment. CSG provides consulting up to full design/build services. The CSG Safety Services Group promotes window washing system solutions with safety, usability, and cost effectiveness in mind. www.windowwashingsystems.com.