Construction Industry Fall Protection Standards. (b)(1) Unprotected sides and edges. Each employee on a walking/working surface with an unprotected side or edge which is 6 feet or more above a lower level shall be protected from falling by use of guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems.
What is a walking working surface with an unprotected side or edge?
Unprotected sides and edges mean any side or edge of a walking-working surface (except at entrances and other points of access) where there is no wall, guardrail system, or stair rail system to protect an employee from falling to a lower level.
What is the OSHA standard for unprotected sides and edges?
Subpart M definitions
"Unprotected sides and edges means any side or edge (except at entrances to points of access) of a walking/working surface, e.g. floor, roof, ramp, or runway where there is no wall or guardrail system, at least 39 inches (1.0 m) high."
At what height must fall protection be provided to construction workers who are working on surfaces with unprotected sides and edges above the lower level?
1. Workers in the construction industry, who are working on surfaces with unprotected sides or edges which are ______ or more above the lower level, must be protected from falls by their employer. ANSWER: Six feet is the general rule for the Construction Industry, i.e. it's the threshold when no specific rule applies.
What 3 types of fall protection can be provided?
What kinds of Fall Protection should employers use? Generally, fall protection can be provided through the use of guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems. OSHA refers to these systems as conventional fall protection.
What are the OSHA standards for fall protection construction?
Each employee on a walking/working surface 6 feet (1.8 m) or more above a lower level where leading edges are under construction, but who is not engaged in the leading edge work, shall be protected from falling by a guardrail system, safety net system, or personal fall arrest system.