Personal fall protection systems are now required on any fixed ladder 24′ or taller for new ladders installed after November 19, 2018.
Per OSHA 1910.128(b)(9)(i):
After November 18, 2036, all fixed ladders must be equipped with ladder safety or personal fall arrest system (1910.28(b)(9)(i)(D))
Please note, that this new regulation does not require the removal of ladder cages before the final deadline in 2036. However, after the phase-out period is over, all ladders must be compliant with this new regulation to avoid an OSHA violation.
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If you have any questions, please contact FrenchCreek Fall Safety today!