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PDFWAC 296-874-20070

Make sure toeboards meet these requirements.

You must make sure toeboards, when used, are:
(1) At least three and one-half inches (9 cm) high from the top edge of the toeboard to the platform;
(2) Securely fastened along the outer edge of the platform;
(3) Installed for enough distance along the platform to protect employees below;
(4) Installed so the gap between the bottom of the toeboard and the platform is one-quarter inch (0.7 cm) or less;
(5) Solid or with openings that are one inch (2.5 cm) or less in the largest dimension;
(6) Able to withstand, without failing, a force of at least fifty pounds (222 n) applied in a downward or horizontal direction anywhere along the toeboard.
On float (ship) scaffolds, an edging of three-quarters by one and one-half inch (2 x 4 cm) wood or the equivalent may be used instead of a toeboard.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-874-20070, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-054, § 296-874-20070, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.]
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