At Arizona Members’ Request, ASSE Urges OSHA to Ensure ADOSH “At Least As Effective” in Fall Protection
In a letter to Assistant Secretary David Michaels, ASSE urged OSHA to ensure that the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) meets its obligation as a state plan to be “at least as effective as” federal OSHA and enforce fall protection for residential construction workers at 6 feet. ASSE’s Arizona members requested the Society’s help in addressing the passage into law of Senate Bill 1441 that made sure Arizona employers cannot be required to protected construction workers from falls under elevations of 15 feet. ASSE also urged OSHA to work with ADOSH outreach efforts to advance understanding of the importance of a 6-foot standard. SB 1441 bars enforcement of less than a 15-foot standard but not the sharing of best practices on how to protect construction workers from falls.