Rooftop Anchor, Inc. engineers, manufactures and installs suspended access and rooftop access fall protection systems for commercial, residential, industrial, military bases, sports venues, aircraft maintenance and mining applications. Our employees and network of representatives have extensive experience in fall protection safety in new construction and retrofit projects. In our experience we have found that the majority of work environments lack suitable fall protection systems for employees, window cleaning crews, maintenance teams and other contractors who work at height or risk a fall of 4 feet or greater. Rooftop Anchor does not “sell” fall protection products. We are a full service partner that designs, manufactures, installs, and certifies a fall protection system that will make your work environment code compliant. Rooftop Anchor Inc. provides our clients with a complimentary design service to assist in the development of a compliant plan to meet all local codes and regulations.
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Fall Protection Compliance
Twenty-five states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have OSHA-approved state plans, which are required to be at least as effective as Federal OSHA. For the most part, these States adopt standards that are identical to Federal OSHA. However, some States have adopted different standards applicable to this topic or may have different enforcement policies. Other federal standards and consensus standards related to fall hazards are included for reference. Rooftop Anchor Inc. can advise you if your current workplace or planned construction is in compliance with the local and federal safety standards. We also provide an annual roof safety service to inspect the strength and integrity of all rooftop anchor points to insure ongoing compliance.
About Fall Protection
The US Department of Labor lists falls as one of the leading causes of traumatic occupational death, accounting for eight percent of all occupational fatalities from trauma. Any time a worker or contractor is at a height of 4 feet or more, they are at risk and need to be protected. Fortunately a well-designed fall protection system can be part of any building, factory, mine, transportation hub, aircraft hanger, aircraft jet way and other work environments that need to provide a safe working environment for workers, window cleaners, roofing contractors and others who are at risk of falling 4 feet or more. Whether you are designing a new structure or modifying an existing one, Rooftop Anchor’s team of safety experts can recommend the most effective system to provide fall protection for your project.
Fall Protection Code
OSHA addresses fall protection through specific standards for a variety of workplace environments. Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations, roofs or into holes in the floor and walls. OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of 4 feet in general industry workplaces, 5 feet in shipyards, 6 feet in the construction industry and 8 feet in long shoring operations. In addition, OSHA requires that fall protection be provided when working over dangerous equipment and machinery, regardless of the fall distance. For more information on OSHA Click Here