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Engineers Lunch: OSHA Fall Protection

  • April 04, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Esplanade, 2001 Butterfield Rd., 7th Floor, Suite 740, Downers Grove, 60515

What You'll Learn

Do you have davits on your building that aren't certified? Are your anchors compliant with the new OSHA regulations? If not, what are you using to wash the windows of your building? 

OSHA issued a final ruling on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protection Systems to better protect workers in general industry to prevent fall hazards. The ruling became effective January 2017 with phased in compliance dates. The compliance date for inspection and certification of permanent building anchorages was November 20, 2017. At this time, anchors either need to be up to code or you need to be utilizing other means for window washing. 

With all these new rules, you don't want to miss the April Engineers Lunch on OSHA Fall Protection to hear Ziad Salameh PhD, PE, Principal-In-Charge and Andy Martin, Principal-Senior Building Scientist at ZS LLC (ZS) present a summary of the current OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces regulations with a specific focus on building owner responsibilities and best safety practices for Building Maintenance/Window Cleaning Access. They will introduce types of building maintenance access systems, identification of fall hazards, and the use of building maintenance access systems. In addition, they will explore the reasoning behind the new regulations and help clarify why following them is critical to provide for worker safety. Lastly, the presentation will outline a general action plan to bring a typical building into compliance and ways to get tasks completed while working toward compliance.

 A facility tour will follow the presentation. 

Watch the Webinar: Prepare Your Chicagoland Building for Compliance with the New OSHA Rules to learn more about compliance before the event. 


View the Message from the Engineers Committee for additional resources about OSHA's Fall Protection Requirements. 

About Your Presenters:   

ZIAD M. SALAMEH, Ph.D., P.E. is the Principal-In-Charge at Ziad Salameh LLC (ZS), a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm. He brings more than 30 years of professional experience related to building envelope assessments, structural designs, structural failure investigations, repair recommendations, and construction consulting. Dr. Salameh has extensive background and experience performing facade critical examinations as well as facade access solutions for numerous constructed facilities across the country.

ANDY MARTIN is a Principal and Senior Building Scientist / Safety Director at ZS LLC. Mr. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in Facilities and Construction Management. Previous to joining ZS, he served as the Executive Vice President & Head of Construction Division of a real estate company, acted as a Facility Manager for a multi-building high-rise apartment complex, and provided due diligence inspections for the largest condominium developer in the United States.   

Due to overwhelming popularity, this event is sold out. Registration is now closed. If you would be interested in a second presentation on this topic, contact Heather Woods.    

Fees: The fee for BOMA Building Engineers is $25. Associate members pay $40. (Only one Associate member representative per company.) 

Register: The deadline to register is Friday, March 30. Please note any food allergies or restrictions. Non-member vendors will not be admitted.

Cancellations: Cancellations must be received within 24 hours in advance of the lunch to receive a refund. 

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