Just look at the image above. Each one of these guys have a mother, sister, wife, and or children that love and care for them. It would be inconsiderate and a failure to not make the window washing industry as safe as possible.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, has been revising and updating fall protection standards consistently over the past 5 years. More specifically, OSHA's 1910.140 speaks directly about Fall Protection, Safety Standards, and guidelines for insuring properly tested fall protection systems and roof-top anchors.
Professional Window Cleaning has many employees on ropes every day of the year as we work on different roof tops and buildings across Atlanta, Georgia. We found it very important to educate the owners of buildings and communities on OSHA's standards for testing, verifying, and documenting the results.
Sadly, most building owners or property management companies are unaware that they are responsible for having their anchors tested, verified, and documented BEFORE anyone works on their roof. If building owners allow workers to use their anchors without proper documentation, they are subject to a $15,000+ fine from OSHA, as is the company doing the work.
Here is an example test result from a building we tested:
Chandler, AZ Location
3163 W. Thude Dr, Chandler, AZ 85226
Flagstaff, AZ Location
2020 E 6th Ave Suite B, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Prescott, AZ Location
6221 E Copper Hill Dr., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Sedona, AZ Location
385 Canyon Diablo Rd, Sedona, AZ 86351
Denver, CO Location
5062 W 8th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Boulder, CO Location
1645 Pine St Unit 4, Boulder, CO 80302
Commerce City, CO Location
7810 Olive St, Commerce City, CO 80022