AWP 2020 Operations – The Truth about OSHA’s Updated Fall Protection Standards: What You Need to Know about the Latest Rules

Presented by:  Scott Weiland
Company:  Innovative Engineering, Inc.

Learning Objectives: 
1. Gain an appreciation why OSHA has updated the general industry fall protection requirements.
2. Learn the due dates for implementing certain fall protection requirements.
3. Gain an understanding of how fall protection standards are commonly implemented.
4. Become Proficient at identifying and addressing fall protection hazards.

Description of Presentation:
Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA estimates that, on average, approximately 202,066 serious (lost-workday) injuries and 345 fatalities occur annually among industry workers. To reduce these statistics, OSHA issued a final ruling on the General Industry Rules 29 CFR 1910, Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces update on November 17, 2016. This update includes fall protection requirements for low slope roofs, façade access, and ladders as well as a timeline for compliance. Because many in the industry either do not understand the standard, are unaware of the available OSHA interpretations, or prefer not to spend money training their employees, misinformation is being spread. This seminar provides the truth about the required implementation of the updated fall protection standards.

Speaker Biography:
Scott L Weiland PE is a Business Partner of the Atlanta Chapter of IFMA in addition to being a member of other related commercial real estate associations. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and attended graduate school at both San Jose State University and Georgia Institute of Technology and is a registered in 23 states. Scott has over 38 years’ experience as a structural engineer in both design and construction, and has specialized in providing fall protection safety, structure design, and OSHA guidance for more than 2 decades. His structural expertise has been the subject of articles in such publications as STRUCTURE, Georgia Engineer and AIA Equilibrium magazines. Scott is also a frequent presenter on this and other structural engineering topics to professional organizations including IFMA, BOMA, ACEC and ICRI as well as to AIA members. He is president of Innovative Engineering Inc. (IEI) based in Atlanta and Seattle, however his firm does work all over the United States and US territories including Puerto Rico and Guam. His passion is to educate building owners, managers, and real estate professionals on how they can protect the public, minimize risk and liability, and safely maintain their building envelope and facades by implementing appropriate fall protection methods and systems in accordance with the latest OSHA requirements.