How will OSHA's rejection impact the industry?
"The OSH Act requires that State Plans develop and enforce standards that are at least as effective as OSHA's standards (29 U.S.C. 667(c)(2)). OSHA's standard for fall protection in residential construction (subpart M, 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(13)) generally requires conventional fall protection (fall arrest systems, safety nets, or guardrails) any time employees are working at heights of six feet or greater. In contrast, Arizona's state statute generally requires very limited, if any, fall protection for employees working between six and 15 feet. The 2014 revision of the Arizona statute includes a mandate for fall protection for heights above six feet, but in most situations, allows for that fall protection to be in the form of a fall protection plan only. As discussed below in response to the comments, OSHA has found that conventional fall protection is a more effective means of protecting workers than implementation of a written plan. Arizona and OSHA's requirements for a fall protection plan differ significantly."