Tag Archives: fall protection guardrail

Non-Penetrating Guardrails Protecting From Falls

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In considering systems to prevent falls, non-penetrating guardrails can keep workers safe and has the potential to minimize general construction-related fall risks.  It may not be surprising that work-place related deaths are mainly caused by falls.  More than one-third of U.S. construction deaths are from falls from heights. At the end of 2018 the federal […]

Providing Fall Protection for Roof Hatches

Roof hatches provide roof access for workers and for equipment.  While work is done on the roof, a roof hatch is often left open to move freely to and from the roof and to prevent workers from being locked onto the roof.  When a hatch is left open, there is a potential fall hazard to […]

Fall Protection Rules: Basic Things You Need to Know

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Falls are the most common causes of work injuries and deaths.  In calendar year 2016 about 38.7% of worker fatalities in construction were due to falls.  Source.  Being proactive by implementing compliant methods of fall protection and fall prevention can save lives and prevent injuries.  Consequently, it is important to be aware of basic fall […]

OSHA Proposed Changes for Safety of Construction Sites

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OSHA Rule Proposal In a recent May 2018 Trade Release, OSHA proposed some changes to increase construction site safety.  Proposed changes  include crane operator certification clarity and reinstating employer responsibility in ensuring crane operator qualifications to increase safety in operating equipment. Fall Hazard for Workers in Construction In calendar year 2016 according to OSHA, 991 […]

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 […]

OSHA Walking Working Surfaces – Low Sloped Roof Fall Protection

OSHA Walking Working Surfaces Standard – Low Sloped Roof Fall Protection Defined “Low-Sloped Roof” is a term that OSHA felt it needed to be defined in its Walking Working Surfaces update published November 18, 2016.  A low-sloped roof is defined as a slope equal or less than a ratio of 4 to 12.  Slope is […]

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. […]