The Harbor Group in Phoenix, AZ owns and manages several multi-family buildings with parapet-type roofs. An extension ladder is required for maintenance personnel to access HVAC and other rooftop equipment. There are two serious hazards associated with accessing these roofs:
At a Wells Fargo Bank Branch Bank in Chelan, Washington, the rooftop HVAC is unit close to the roof edge. Servicing the unit without fall protection is a violation of OSHA Standard 1910.28(b)(13). Additionally, an extension ladder is required to access the roof however, there is no tie-off point for the ladder as required by OSHA Standard 1918.24(j)(2).