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Re: Railings at tops of ladders to roofs

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It used to be an approach to fulfill OSHA fall
protection to keep people 6' away from the edge of an
unprotected roof.  I think the 6' rule away from the
roof edge is now limited to roofers and other workers
need a formal plan to protect them from the fall

Best to check with OSHA.

Phoenix, AZ

--- 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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