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September Engineer Skills Hour – Prepare Your Building for Compliance with New OSHA Rules

On November 17, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The new rule governs a wide variety of conditions, including fixed ladders, low-slope roofs, and rope descent systems. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer requirements for using personal fall protection systems. Portions of the new rule become effective as soon as January 17, 2017, and will have significant ramifications for many buildings, particularly for buildings where window washing and other maintenance activities are completed via rope descent systems, which are sometimes referred to as boatswain’s (or bosun’s) chairs.

Lunch will be provided by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Understand the new OSHA regulations for fall protection and work at heights.
  2. Identify the common types of facade access equipment.
  3. Understand best practices for load testing of facade access equipment.

Who Should Attend?

  • Property Managers
  • Engineers
  • Emerging Professionals

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Where:  BOMA Conference Room
1420 Fifth Ave
Suite 1250
Seattle, Washington 98101
Presenter: Cal Bearman, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Contact: Christine Miclat,, 206-622-8924 x106

For more information and to register, please click HERE.

This event is free for BOMA members and open to those interested in membership.

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