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Fall Protection that Goes Above and Beyond Protecting Your Workers and Your Company
Atlanta, Georgia is very similar to other large cities in the United States. Atlanta has some specific requirements when it comes to their own fall protection requirements and building codes. The State of Georgia continues to attract new businesses each year and this growth requires new building construction. Construction code enforcement is an extremely important issue to keep rooftop workers safe from fall hazards.
Ensuring these new buildings are safe and sound for the workers and community, having a local construction code enforced is top priority. Georgia not only enforces OSHA regulations, but they enforce the Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes. The construction codes are designed to help protect the life and property of all civilians from fall hazards of faulty design and construction.
When it comes to fall protection, we are committed to safety. We want to partner with you and help you understand exactly what requirements are needed and the best methods for implementing fall protection solutions.
Understanding Atlanta Fall Protection Requirements
When operating in a large metropolitan area like Atlanta, you will need to meet federal OSHA requirements as well as the local building code. To help you, we’ve outlined the most important federal and local requirements for fall protection systems in the Atlanta area.
Georgia State Minimum Standard Code 1013.2 - Where is a Guardrail Required?
In a scenario that you are on an elevated walking surface 30 inches above the ground and 36 inches from the edge, a guardrail is required.
Georgia State Minimum Standard Code 1013.3 - How Tall Does the Guardrail Need to Be?
The guardrail height needs to be at least 42 inches.
Georgia State Minimum Standard Code 1013.7 - At What Distance Do I Need a Guardrail from a Roof Hatch?
In a scenario that you have a roof hatch that is within 10' of an edge and that edge is 30 inches higher than the lower level, guardrail is required.
Georgia State Minimum Standard Code 1012.2 - What is the Handrail Height Requirement?
Handrail height needs to be at least 34 inches and not more than 38 inches. A handrail needs to be secure enough to provide stability and a continuous guide along a stair or platform.
OSHA 1910.29(d)(2) - What are the Requirements of a Designated Area?
The employer must ensure each warning line has a minimum breaking strength of 200 lbs and is installed not less than 6' from a roof's edge for work that is both temporary and infrequent, or not less than 15' for other work. (source)
We pride ourselves on not being "just another company trying to sell you something". We take safety seriously and we want to partner with you to make sure you receive the right fall protection solution that meets compliance requirements, protects your workers while they work at height, and reduces liability for your company.