1910.28(b)(1)(i) The employer must ensure that walking-working surfaces with an unprotected side or edge that is 4 feet (1.2 m) or more above a lower level is protected by: Guardrail systems, safety net systems, personal fall protection systems such as personal fall arrest or restraint.
1910.28(b)(13) Work on low-slope roofs.
1910.28(b)(13)(i) When work is performed less than 6 feet (1.6 m) from the roof edge, the employer must ensure each employee is protected from falling by a guardrail system, safety net system, travel restraint system, or personal fall arrest system.
1910.28(b)(13)(ii) When work is performed at least 6 feet (1.6 m) but less than 15 feet (4.6 m) from the roof edge, the employer must ensure each employee is protected from falling by using a guardrail system, safety net system, travel restraint system, or personal fall arrest system. The employer may use a designated area when performing work that is both infrequent and temporary.
What does this mean to you?
If the height of the walking-working surface or roof is more than 4’ above the surface below, and people need to
step within 6’ of the leading edge, fall prevention is required.
Unless that area is used infrequently and temporarily. Infrequently is interpreted as on occasion, when needed, on
an occasion or at sporadic or irregular intervals. If the task is completed within 1-2 hours, OSHA would say that is
temporary usage. If temporary or infrequent rules are not met, fall protection is required.
If people need to step in areas that are between 6’ and 15’ from the edge, fall protection is required.
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