We passed along NRCA’s brief regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals dismissing NRCA’s petition regarding OSHA’s slide guard rule last week (click here to read). However, some news coming out from Cal/OSHA indicating they will not follow Fed OSHA’s ruling, and will maintain their separate interpretation:
Cal/OSHA will continue to accept and allow the use of roof brackets. Specific to California; there will be NO CHANGES from the current standards. California will not revert to 6’ height requirement (will remain 20’) and the uses of slide guards/roof brackets are legal within the proper applications. Cal/OSHA will increase inspections, but their primary interest regarding roofers is their PROPER use of personal fall arrest systems that include ropes and rope grabs.