TEXT VERSION OF SLIDE:
- Title: Guardrail Systems 1926.502(b)
- Type: Text Slide
- Requirements for guardrail systems include:
- Top rails 42" +/-3"
- Mid rails halfway
- Surface the guardrial to prevent punctures, lacerations and the snagging of clothing - 1926.502(b)(6)
- No steel or plastic banding - 1926.502(b)(8)
At the bottom left is slide number 23.
At the bottom right is OSHA's logo.
Guardrail systems are designed to prevent workers from falling. Once properly installed, guardrails are sometimes referred to as "passive fall protection." That means it requires no action by the worker to be safe as long as the system is properly maintained.
And remember, whenever there's a possibility for objects to fall on workers below, you must install toe boards.