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Preventing Falls by Using Guard Rails and Toeboards:

Where work is to be performed at 7.5 feet or higher above the ground. (T8CCR 1620 < 1621) and

  • on all open sides of unenclosed elevated work locations like roof openings, landings, balconies or porches on working levels more than 30 inches above the floor, ground or other working areas (T8CCR 3210) and
  • on floor, roof and wall openings (only for wall openings from which there is a drop of more than 4 feet and the bottom of the opening is less than 3 feet above the working surface)(T8CCR 1632). Use guard rails with a swinging gate or equivalent protection and floor or roof openings must be covered and painted "OPENING: DO NOT REMOVE".

Books  For more information on how to keep yourself safe, read Best Practices, Training Topics for Teachers and Employers.