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• Standard Number: 1926.500

January 9, 1979

MEMORANDUM FOR: ALFRED BARDEN

REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR REGION II

THRU: DONALD E. MACKENZIE Field Coordinator

FROM: IRVING WEISBLATT Acting Director, Federal Compliance and State Programs

SUBJECT: Use of Steel Banding as Guardrails

Normally steel bands are not acceptable as top rails or intermediate rails of a guardrail system because the edges of the bands constitute a potential hazard to hands and other portions of the body exposed to the bands. However, steel bands with sufficient strength to meet design criteria and with the edges protected are acceptable as rails.


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