Tag Archives: fall protection systems for roofs

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. […]

Illinois Fall Protection Citation Results in High Penalties for Employers when Exposing Workers to Falls Illinois Fall Protection Citation Recently in February of 2018, in a suburb outside of Chicago, a General Contractor received an Illinois Fall Protection citation for exposing workers to fall hazards. As reported by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety […]

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 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 […]

            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. […]