Safe Work Distance Finally Established for Service Work on Low-Slope Roofs

December 1, 2016

 

In the past, mechanical service technicians were required to have fall prevention or protection systems in place while servicing HVAC equipment on flat roofs, regardless of how far they were working from the roof’s edge. OSHA’s newly  revised walking-working surfaces rule now allows service technicians to perform their tasks without fall prevention or protection systems, but only under specified conditions.

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