Consistent with its edict to other state plans, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has instructed California to bring its construction fall protection requirements into line with federal OSHA construction fall protection requirements which requires fall protection for employees working in above a height of 6 feet. Currently, California does not have specific regulations for residential construction. Fall protection is decided based on the task being performed with the lowest trigger height being 7.5 feet. Neither California’s construction industry, nor any of the state’s unions are expressing the need to adopt the federal 6-foot trigger, especially in light of California’s lower fall injury rates compared with the rest of the country. However, on January 21st, the California Safety and Health Standards Board agreed to make compliance with federal construction fall protection standards a top priority, without saying how it will do this.