In September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced they are searching for proposals to update fall protection rules for shipyard settings, which have not undergone revision since 1971. These concerns about fall protection will include safety information about ladders and stairways, scaffolds, ship repair, ship-breaking, falls and falling object protection, and other items of the like. OSHA are seeking requests that include data, information, and comments (accepted until December 7). This is to help determine the new regulations.
With shipyards in both Charlestown, Massachusetts and Kittery, Maine, it’s important that New England businesses are prepared to handle the possible changes that will come to their current safety standards. When it comes to ladder and scaffolding safety in NH, MA, and around New England, Nation Wide Ladder has the equipment and tools necessary to meet OSHA requirements.
Being in the ladder business for over 40 years, we have continuously worked towards providing all of our industry pros and homeowners with the latest tools around. We not only focus on what our customers are looking for in a quality ladder or scaffold, but also what they need to ensure they are protecting both their employees and business from unfortunate accidents.
Though we have a few months until the Department of Labor creates a final draft of their new regulations for shipyards, it’s best to continue to stay prepared for the most up-to-date news and regulations. Nation Wide Ladder is proud to serve our community and help clients adjust to our ever-changing work rules across the United States.
For more information about our equipment, services, or delivery inquiries, please contact us today by calling (800) 228-2519.