20/20 Window Cleaning of NC, Inc.
Office: 919-255-1220    
Mobile: 919-417-4149
 
Email:  info@2020wcofnc.com

3107 Southall Road,  Raleigh, NC  27604
Mailing Address:  PO Box 41283 Raleigh, NC 27629-1283
 

October 6, 2017

To all of our commercial building customers:

On November 17, 2016 OSHA published the new regulations and final rule to Walking Work Surface Code 1910.27 Subpart D. These new regulations became effective January 20, 2017 and have compliance deadlines that must be met by both building owners and contractors.

As a professional window cleaning contractor, 20/20 Window Cleaning wants to help our customers in fulfilling the requirements put forth by OSHA.

What is required by the building owner?

  • Building owners are to identify, load test, certify, and maintain roof anchorages capable for supporting 5000 lbs. in any direction they are loaded for each worker attached        
  • Certification of each anchorage point must be done by a qualified person and at least every 10 years.
  • Inspection of each anchorage point must be done by a qualified person annually.

What is required of the contractor?

  • Contractors using rope descent systems (RDS) and suspended scaffolds are required to obtain written confirmation from the building owner that the anchorage points used for rigging such systems have been identified, load tested, certified, and maintained so they are capable of supporting 5000 lbs. in any direction they are loaded for each worker attached.

The enforcement of this regulation and compliance deadline, which is a shared responsibility between the building owner and the contractor, will begin on November 20, 2017

20/20 Window Cleaning understands that there may be questions about these requirements and we can answer and address all concerns and questions you may have. We welcome any and all inquiries.

Please visit the OSHA website at https://www.osha.gov/walking-working-surfaces/faq.html