Addendum to the Oregon module of NRCA's Fall Protection Program, Serving Up Safety
Purchasers and users of NRCA's fall-protection training program, Serving Up Safety, who work in Oregon should be aware
that as of Jan. 1, 2017, Oregon has lowered the threshold height for requiring fall protection to 6 feet from 10 feet.
At heights of 6 feet or greater, employers now must implement one of the fall-protection systems specified in the
Oregon regulations and described in the Oregon module to be in compliance. Also, as of Oct. 1, 2017, slide guards no
longer will be allowed as a primary fall-protection system under Oregon rules. Slide guards still may be installed and
used on steep-slope roofs as work platforms, but they may not be the sole means of fall protection for workers on such
roofs. A personal fall-arrest or fall-restraint system or other suitable fall protection must be used to protect
workers from falls.