Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Slide 68

Slide 68


    Title: Fall Hazard
    Type: Text and Image Slide

    Each employee on walking/working surfaces shall be protected from falling through holes (including skylights) more than 6 feet (1.8m) above lower levels, by personal fall arrest systems, covers, or guardrail systems erected around such holes (1926.501(b)(4)).
    This open-sided stairwell opening can be protected by a guardrail system (and handrail system - 1926.1052(c)).

    At the bottom left is slide number 68.

    At the bottom right is OSHA's logo.

    [Includes image of the inside of a constructed wood-framed home. This image is showing an open-sided stairwell opening with no guardrail system. The stairwell opening has a red circle around it with a line through the circle.]

    Speaker Notes:

    And, this open-sided stairwell opening must be protected.
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