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WAC 296-870-50010

Fall protection.

(1) You must make sure the fall protection system of both Type F and Type T powered platforms meet the requirements of Appendix CPersonal fall arrest system, WAC 296-24-88050, found in the General safety and health standards, chapter 296-24 WAC.
(2) You must make sure working platforms have permanent guardrails that meet all of the following requirements:
(a) Guardrails on the building side (front) of the platform have a top rail that is not less than thirty-eight inches and not more than forty-five inches high.
(b) Guardrails on the other three sides have a top rail that is not less than forty-five inches high.
(c) Top rails are able to withstand a force of at least two hundred pounds.
(d) Guardrails have a midrail around the entire platform between the top rail and the toeboard.
Reference:
Ramps and walkways that are four feet (1.2 m) or more above a lower level need to have a guardrail system. These requirements are found in Working Surfaces, Guarding Floors and Wall Openings, Ladders, Part J-1, in the General safety and health standards, chapter 296-24 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 17-01-119, § 296-870-50010, filed 12/20/16, effective 1/20/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-870-50010, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 47.17.060. WSR 06-19-075, § 296-870-50010, filed 9/19/06, effective 1/1/07.]
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