In May of 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final
rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” to revise its recording and
reporting occupational injuries and illnesses regulation. The final rule requires employers
in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping
data included on the 300A, 300, and 301 forms.
Fall safety remains a number one concern in both the general and construction industries. As building functionality and design evolves, it’s become more complex: with varying job types and work sites, traditional solutions like guardrails don’t always fit the bill. For various reasons, harnesses and lanyards can be the most economically or logistically suitable choice. An OSHA-certified anchor point is a critical component of any harness and lanyard system. Usually, they’re installed on the roof (or elsewhere on your building), ready to connect to a lifeline or lanyard, which then connects to a harness to prevent its wearer from falling. But a fixed anchor point doesn’t always allow for the versatility that brought you to choosing a harness system to begin with.