Fall Protection: Misconceptions & Myths; Working Within the OSHA System

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American Society of Safety Engineers

Summary Statement

Article that examines common misconceptions, focusing on OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces, and Subpart I, PPE; 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M, Fall Protection and Subpart X, Stairways and Ladders; and the letters of interpretation and proposed rulemaking concerning fall protection. Steel erection, residential construction, aerial lifts and other fall protection issues are not covered.
September 2007