The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently reported it will extend for six months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction.
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) previously had voiced its opposition to OSHA's regulatory directive, believing it will hinder rather than improve workplace safety and make it more difficult for roofing contractors to operate their businesses.
During the past year, OSHA has conducted more than 1,000 outreach sessions across the U.S. to help employers comply with the new directive. OSHA will continue to work with employers to ensure a clear understanding of the new policy and facilitate compliance. [WCx]
A variety of educational and training materials to help employers with compliance can be found at www.osha.gov.
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