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| Standard Number:||1926.501(b)(11); 1926.500(b) ; 1926.96|
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* * * a roof having a slope greater than 4 in 12 (vertical to horizontal).Section 1926.501(b)(11), Steep roofs, states:
Each employee on a steep roof with unprotected sides and edges 6 feet (1.8 m) or more above lower levels shall be protected from falling by guardrail systems with toeboards, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems.Therefore, workers in the scenario above must be protected from falling by one of these fall protection methods. There is no additional requirement in the standard regarding any specific types of footwear that must be used. Therefore, the use of tennis shoes is not required.
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