BOMA International is a member of the American National Standard Institute I-14 Committee, the standard-making committee for window cleaning safety, which met in Chicago on April 19 and 20.  The committee is currently putting the finishing touches on the 2007 version of the ANSI I-14 Standard, and the final version will soon be released for public comment.

In the last round of the new language development process, BOMA halted an initiative that would have required building owners and managers to provide window cleaners a written certificate assuring that scaffolding owned and erected by another contractor, and which was to be used by a window cleaner, was erected pursuant to the scaffold manufacturer’s specifications.  This potential extended liability will not be in the 2007 edition of the ANSI I-14 standard.