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Re: Railings at tops of ladders to roofs

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See OSHA 1910(d)(3).  It requires side rail extensions for 3 1/2 feet above parapets and landings for through or side-step ladders.
Roger C. Davis
SDS Architects, Inc.

Ken Peoples <kspeoples(--nospam--at)> wrote:
Where there is a ladder to a roof, I sometimes see a railing on either side of the ladder for a short distance along the edge of the roof.  While I understand the "its a good idea" aspect of this practice, does anyone know of any specific requirement for this railing?  I have seen it short (maybe 2') and I have seen it long (maybe 8').  4' to 6' seems to be more common though.   I have not seen anything in OSHA about this, but it might be covered in a different version of OSHA than the one I am looking at.  Thanks in advance.
Best regards,

Kenneth S. Peoples, P. E.
Lehigh Valley Technical Associates, Inc.
1584 Weaversville Road
Northampton, PA 18067
Phone: 610-262-6345
Fax: 610-262-8188

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