An excerpt from this standard is provided below: "Every open-sidedfloor or plarorm four feet or more above adjacent floor or ground level shall be guarded by a standard railing on all open sides, except where there is entrance to a ramp, stairway or fixed ladder.
or more above adjacent floor or ground level shall be guarded by a standard railing on all open sides except where there is entrance to a ramp, stairway or fixed ladder." The U.S.
According to 29CFRI910.23 (a) (8), "Every floor hole into which persons can accidentally walk shall be guarded by either a standard railing
with standard toe-board on all exposed sides, or a floor-hole cover of standard strength and construction.
The OSHA standard on roof openings (26 CFR 1910.23) is called "Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes." It states that "every ladderway, floor opening or platform shall be guarded by a standard railing with standard toe-board on all exposed sides (except at the entrance to an opening), with the passage through the railing either provided with a swinging gate or so offset that a person cannot walk directly into an opening."
Skylights are required to be "secured by a standard skylight screen or a fixed standard railing on all exposed sides." It should be noted that an approved screen must satisfy certain impact requirements.
The form is used (Figure 3) to give an "appears unsafe" rating to fall protection and for scaffolding, because the scaffold is missing the standard railing
. The form is then given to the contractor who asserts that this method is the safest method used by competitors.
The new railings are 9 feet tall; most standard railings
are 4 or 5 feet in height.
The presence of this barrier allowed us greater freedom in the design of the pedestrian railing that needed to be more open and less massive than the standard railings
currently in use.