Legal Alert - Arizona Residential Fall Protection Statute Repealed
by Charles Keller
By the actions of the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Federal OSHA), today the Arizona-specific residential fall protection statute has been repealed. Effective tomorrow, February 7, 2015, Arizona employers will be required to comply with Federal OSHA standards found in subpart M, 29 C.F.R. 1926.500. More specifically, residential contractors will now be required to ensure that each employee engaged in residential construction activities six feet or more above the ground or lower levels will be protected from a fall with some type of conventional fall protection.