Tennessee Fall Protection (Construction) laws & safety compliance analysis

Tennessee Fall Protection (Construction): What you need to know


Tennessee is a “state-plan” state; that is, it has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, both public (state, county, and local agencies and governments) and private (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) sector employers are governed by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1972 (TN OSH Act). The state has adopted the federal fall protection rules by reference.

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Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) administers and enforces fall protection requirements in private and public sector workplaces.

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