Category Archives: Fall Protection Railing for Roofs

Fall Protection for Rooftop Challenges

Not all rooftops are simple.  There may be some rooftop challenges such as parapets, pipes, or other fall hazard obstacles.  Frequently, rooftop equipment needs regular maintenance necessitating workers on the rooftop.  Fall protection for rooftops is necessary to prevent injuries and fatalities.  First of all, before considering some fall protection for rooftop challenges, it is […]

When is Rooftop Fall Protection Required?

At what heights and how far from the leading edge of a rooftop is safe?  When it comes right down to it, there is no one safe height measure nor one safe distance from a roof edge that fits all rooftop fall protection and safety concerns.  Implementing OSHA standards can help to assure safe conditions. […]

OSHA and IBC Guardrail Regulations

OSHA Guardrail and IBC Guardrail Regulations We often come across scenarios where OSHA guardrail regulations are being compared to IBC (International Building Code) regulations.  Here at EDGE, we see them in plans and specifications everyday, but there are a few key differences between the two types of regulations that should be highlighted so we better […]

Fall Protection Railing for Roofs

            The rooftop has the greatest amount of fall related deaths.  For this reason, it should be one of the first locations to implement a fall protection program, and address specific concerns related to rooftop safety issues. Fall Protection Railing             Fall Protection Railing is probably the simplest way to protect employees working on rooftops. […]