An OSHA final rule governing general industry fall protection and affecting more than 100 million workers will take effect Jan. 17, though some compliance deadlines are delayed. Training requirements become mandatory in July 2017 and deadlines to comply with regulations for fixed ladders start in November 2018. The rule updates the 45-year-old walking-working surfaces standards (29 C.F.R. pt. 1910, Subpart D) and the personal protective equipment standards (29 C.F.R. pt. 1910, Subpart I) by taking into account changes to safety practices and gear made since 1971

OSHA’s official release can be found here: