OSHA cites and fines all those in the industry who expose their workers to falls from six feet or above a lower level. Contractors give several reasons for why they do not follow OSHA's rules in this category.
Mark Paskell acknowledges that most do not follow these rules because OSHA 10 and 30 certification training is not required for those in the non public sector:
"Another contributing factor causing avoidance and ignorance is the lack of education and training protocol in the residential construction industry. Without consistent defined standard operating protocol like one sees in the commercial and union construction sector, many residential contractors will continue to avoid and ignore OSHA and other regulatory statutes."
Head over to THE CONTRACTOR COACHING PARTNERSHIP to see other reasons why residential contractors ignore OSHA fall protection standards: