The section of the OSHA code that specifies most of the primary guardrail requirements and directly relates to safety railing is 1910.23. Specifically the following sections are the most relevant to guardrail construction.
Our railing system meets or exceeds all of these OSHA requirements.
1910.23(e)(1) - A standard railing shall consist of top rail, intermediate rail, and posts, and shall have a vertical height of 42 inches nominal from upper surface of top rail to floor, platform, runway, or ramp level. The top rail shall be smooth-surfaced throughout the length of the railing. The intermediate rail shall be approximately halfway between the top rail and the floor, platform, runway, or ramp. The ends of the rails shall not overhang the terminal posts except where such overhang does not constitute a projection hazard.
1910.23(e)(3)(ii) - For pipe railings, posts and top and intermediate railings shall be at least 1 1/2 inches nominal diameter with posts spaced not more than 8 feet on centers.
1910.23(e)(3)(iv) - The anchoring of posts and framing of members for railings of all types shall be of such construction that the completed structure shall be capable of withstanding a load of at least 200 pounds applied in any direction at any point on the top rail.
1910.23(e)(4) - A standard toeboard shall be 4 inches nominal in vertical height from its top edge to the level of the floor, platform, runway, or ramp. It shall be securely fastened in place and with not more than 1/4-inch clearance above floor level. It may be made of any substantial material either solid or with openings not over 1 inch in greatest dimension.
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Our OSHA guardrail requires no special labor or tools to install, making it one of the most cost effective permanent solutions. A crew of 2-3 workers can install as much as 600lf in one day. Simplified can assist your team from a distance with drawings, installation instructions, videos, and even video conferencing. Let us help you have a successful self-installation!
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If you would rather we handle your project from start to finish, we can take it from here. We will deliver the product to your site, comply with your internal safety protocols as well as all other regulations, install the system, and leave you with the peace of mind that your company is protected from unnecessary liability.