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Combating Air Infiltration

Many homes experience air infiltration that results in poor energy efficiency. Air infiltration can cause an uncomfortable living environment any time of year, but its main toll can be found on a homeowner's heating bill during the colder seasons. Adding insulation alone simply isn't enough.

Last December, OSHA rescinded its Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction, which had been in place since 1995. Effective June 16, 2011, employers must provide conventional fall protection systems - to protect all employees engaged in residential construction activities 6 feet or more above a lower level. The new Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction will require employers to follow OSHA's Subpart M Fall Protection regulation, which allows the flexibility of using a written fall protection plan and alternative fall protection procedures when conventional systems are either infeasible or using them creates greater hazard.