MCAA Fights OSHA Scaffolding Interpretation
By now, most of you have probably read or heard about the interpretation issued earlier this summer by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on scaffolding. Citations were issued in two areas of the country for failure to remove materials from scaffolding at the end of the work shift and OSHA inspectors claimed that as a result their ability to do a complete inspection was impeded.
MCAA has met with OSHA about this and is encouraged that its Directorate of Construction expressed an interest in resolving this issue in a masonry?specific manner. But MCAA?s Director of Government Affairs, Marian Marshall, is also working very closely with Congressman Charlie Norwood of Georgia to ensure that this matter is addressed expeditiously and satisfactorily for our contractors.
We will keep you apprised of our progress.
About the Author
Marian J. Marshall was the Director of Government Affairs for the Mason Contractors Association of America.