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The city of Pittsburgh resides in the state of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania abides by the Federal OSHA CFR 2019 rules when it comes to fall protection.
As well as adhering to the OSHA guidelines, the city of Pittsburgh follows the International Building Code (IBC) along with some amendments. The amendments focus on a variety of things, but very few affect the standards surrounding fall protection.
Understanding Pittsburgh Fall Protection Requirements
OSHA Standard Interpretation - Do I follow OSHA or local building code in Pittsburgh?
OSHA 1910.5(c)(1) - What OSHA code applies in Pittsburgh?
IBC 1015.2 - Where is guardrail required in Pittsburgh?
IBC 1015.2 - At what height do I need fall protection or guardrail in Pittsburgh?
OSHA 1910.29 - What can a guardrail be made out of in Pittsburgh?
IBC 1015.3 - How tall does rooftop guardrail need to be in Pittsburgh?
OSHA 1926 Subpart M App B - How far apart can guardrail posts be in Pittsburgh?
OSHA 1926.502(b)(2) - Do I need a mid-rail in Pittsburgh?
OSHA 1910.29(k) - When do I need a toeboard in Pittsburgh?
IBC 1607.8.1.1 - What are the load requirements for rooftop railing in Pittsburgh?
OSHA 1910.29(b) - Can I use a non-penetrating guardrail in Pittsburgh?
IBC 1014 - Can guardrail serve as handrail in Pittsburgh?
IBC 1015.2 - If my rooftop is lower than 22 feet but I have mechanical equipment close to the edge, do I need rooftop railing in Pittsburgh?
IBC 1015.7 - If my rooftop is lower than 22 feet but I have a roof hatch close to the edge, do I need rooftop railing in Pittsburgh?
OSHA 1926.501(b)(4)(i) - When is protection required when falling through a hole in Pittsburgh?
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