DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Safety News Briefs - AZ vs. OSHA - The Story Continues

A regular news feature summarizing workplace safety related news.

We scan newspapers, magazines and the internet for safety news that isn't being reported elsewhere. The following are links to safety-related news and articles that came out during the past week. If you have safety news, or safety tips, send them to: duralabelpro@gmail.com.

Arizona vs. OSHA - Part II

Last week I reported that Arizona-OSHA was not conforming to the Federal OSHA standards for fall protection at construction sites, and risked being taken over by the federal OSHA.  However, the Arizona legislature feels they have standards that are as effective, if not more effective, than the federal standards.

This week the Arizona Daily Star reports that that Arizona legislature has modified the Arizona fall protection standard. However, it still addresses fall protection in a different way than does the federal standard.  The question is, will the federal OSHA agree that the Arizona standard provides protection that is at least as good as the federal standard.  The article reports that:

"Arizona regulations require homebuilders to identify fall hazards on their sites between 6 and 15 feet, write them down, take actions to mitigate against hazards and then train their employees on the safety standards. Kamps said he sees these as superior to the fall protection standards above 6 feet mandated by OSHA."

Read the article here.

Related past posts:
Are Southern Auto Parts Manufacturers Being Targeted?
Bad Choices Lead To Workplace Accidents
Safety News Briefs - Focus On OSHA General Duty Clause

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