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OSHA has developed a web page exclusively for the SAIA. This page is a great resource that contains links helpful in your day-to-day business, including eTools, a stand-alone, interactive training tool that features a specific topic; links to Safety and Health Topic pages; and Expert Advisers, a resource on best practices on the job-site (updated as new information comes available). Sample topics include silica and lead exposure, fall protection, and confined space protocol.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a national body that functions to promote and protect worker safety. Safety regulations relating to the construction industry are covered by section 1926 of the OSHA code, with fall safety standards falling under Subpart M of that section. Fall safety equipment plays a vital role in protecting workers in the construction industry, and the products offered by Qualcraft are carefully designed and manufactured to comply with the most current OSHA regulations. To view specific OSHA standards, we encourage you to visit their website: https://www.osha.gov/.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) https://www.ansi.org/ is a national body of volunteers that work to innovate and refine safety standards in the fall protection industry. ANSI is comprised of engineers, contractors, and other experts in the construction and other related industries, and draws upon the knowledge and experience of its members to set regulations for product testing, installation, application, and more. ANSI regulations are not legally binding, but do provide valuable direction and resources for best practice construction methods. ANSI regulations are also frequently adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, whose standards and regulations are enforced by law.
As a Competent Person, you must inspect and document all of your equipment at least twice a year according to industry safety standards, such as ANSI A10.32-2012 188.8.131.52, which states, “All fall protection shall be inspected at least every six months by a competent person.” Product inspections are vital to ensuring the correct usage and functionality of your safety products.