Safety Compliance for Window Cleaning, Rope Access and Fall Protection – OSHA, ANSI, BOCA and related requirements for Building Owners and Contractors As an innovative industry leader, we work with project engineers, building owners and their agents to assure compliance with OSHA regulations, but also to anticipate solutions for the new requirements using the latest technology in anchorages and fall protection and testing.
The latest OSHA update for Fall Protection (CFR 1910 Subpart D- Walking and Working Surfaces 2016) and the latest BOCA codes on installing, testing and re-certifying anchorages and davits arms, have many building owners’ heads spinning. We are here to help, with a track record that draws on over 3 decades of both technical and practical experience.
Current Industry Topics
- Big Debate: Why Should I Care About ANSI Standards?
IPAF Elevating Safety 2019 by Jenny Lescohier
People who work in construction know OSHA as law. It is the ultimate authority on safety and best practices, the last word, where the buck stops, the end of the road … you get the picture. So what of all this news about new ANSI standards? Are you required to follow them? What happens if you don’t? Tom Trinen, President of Service One, Inc, joined other industry experts to discuss this important topic. Download article
- Is Rental Ready for A92?
Reprinted from Lift and Access Magazine, September – October 2019 by Karen Scally. As 2019 winds down, and the A92 Standards take effect, Lift and Access talks to several US aerial lift rental companies including Service One Access, to get their insights. Download article
OSHA and ANSI Window Cleaning and Fall Protection Codes & Standards
- OSHA 1910 Changes for Building Managers & Owners An overview of OSHA’s 1910 Final Rule changes and how it affects building owners, managers, and window cleaning contractors.
- OSHA Fact Sheet Summary of OSHA’s 1910 Final Rule changes.
- Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems) Link to OSHA 1910 Final Rule, effective January 17, 2017.
- Creating a Compliant Fall Protection and Fall Arrest Plan for 2019 and Beyond
- ANSI/IWCA I-14 Window Cleaning Standard A guide for window cleaners, regulatory agencies, manufacturers, architects, consultants, designers and building owners.
- Roof Anchors for Facade Access by G. Cohen and R. Larson
- RDS vs IRAS IWCA request for OSHA interp 2/1/18
- OSHA Subpart D Fact Sheet Nov. 2016
- OSHA Interpretation for Testing Anchors 8/10/2000
- OSHA Interp Letter Extending Anchor Testing 12/1/17
- OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910 Subpart D Final Rule 2016 24557
- IWCA Position Statement Re Osha 1910 Subpart D
- Federal OSHA 1910 Subpart D Reopens July 31 2003
- Chicago Municipal Code For Permanent Window Washing Platforms Permits Inspections 9/1/2015
- ANSI I 14 Excerpts For Building Owners and Managers 2002
- IWCA Req OSHA To Extend November 2017 Deadline
- OSHA 5,000 Lbs. Load Interpretation Letter 1999
- OSHA 1910 2017 Updates IWCA Position 5/5/2017
Technical Resources, Guidelines for Architectural Glass Maintenance and Restoration
White Papers on Architectural Flat Glass and Glass Corrosion
- Construction Site Protection and Maintenance of Architectural Glass GANA bulletin (pdf)
- Silicate Deposits or Effloressence on Architectural glass (pdf)
- IWCA Press release on ASTM glass cleaning standards (pdf)
- Technical analysis of Silicate deposits on Architectural Flat glass (pdf)
Architectural Metal and Stone Technical Papers
- Service One Restores Anodized Aluminum (pdf)
- Technical Paper on Stainless Steel (pdf)
- Technical Paper on Bronze and Brass Restoration (pdf)
Below is a short list of websites we like to refer our customers and friends to find useful information.
- Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) A great website with a lot of useful information and links to other resources
- Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Always a good site to learn more about BOMA, the Country’s largest Association of Building Owners and Managers
- OSHA National Office, Washington, D.C
- The International Window Cleaners Association (IWCA) As a Charter member of the Window Cleaning Industry’s greatest Association, we are proud to support this group
- Chicago Architecture Foundation A great resource for learning more about architectural considerations, materials and methods in relation to Chicago buildings
- The Skyscraper Center One of the most comprehensive compilations of the world’s tallest buildings, and one of our favorite sites
- The Glass Association of North America (GANA) Solid resource for learning about the technical aspects of glass fabricating, and glass as a building material
- International Powered Access Federation (IPAF): Provides technical advice, information, and training in powered access equipment.
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