In the construction industry, falls are the leading cause of workplace fatalities according to OSHA. In 2015 alone, 350 workers lost their lives due to completely preventable accidents. The National Safety Council found falls are responsible for the most non-fatal missed days of work. Clearly, falls and related accidents can be a large liability for any commercial project. However, with proper fall prevention techniques, contractors can protect their employees and profit margins all at once.
Earlier this year, OSHA made headlines for the way it would revise the regulations regarding fall protection for general industry.
Did you know about the change?
As explained in the regulations by the department itself, the modification accounts for modernization of technology along with updates to old regulations.
Facade design is an important aspect of any building project, but that doesn’t mean simply considering what the exterior of the finished building will look like.
Facade access design is an essential consideration. A good system will allow for maintenance to take place safely and at a reasonable cost. Maintenance operations can include setting up advertising, cleaning windows, fixing damage and more.
Here are five essential things you need to know about facade access design.