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| Standard Number:||1926.501; 1926.501(b)(7)(ii)|
|OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at http://www.osha.gov.|
Each employee at the edge of a well, pit, shaft, and similar excavation 6 feet or more in depth shall be protected from falling by guardrail systems, fences, barricades, or covers.Where a guardrail system, fence or barricade is infeasible, use of personal fall arrest systems is an acceptable alternative. As long as all the exposed employees are protected with a personal fall arrest system, there is no additional requirement for a warning line.
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