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Does OSHA require 100 tie off?

Last Updated: 3rd May, 2020

Answer: 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(1) - Unprotected sides and edges, states: Such a system, with 100 percent tie-off, may be sufficient so long as it effectively protects site workers and meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1926.502(d) - Personal fall arrest systems.

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Keeping this in consideration, at what height requires 100 tie off?

4 feet

One may also ask, at what height are you required to tie off? The threshold for fall protection in construction work is 6 feet. You must protect your employees from fall hazards whenever an employee is working 6 feet or more above a lower level.

One may also ask, what does 100 tie off mean?

100% tie-off is the law and needs to be strictly adhered to at all times in order to ensure a safer work environment on a tower site. This certificate of commitment is designed to be a pact between an employer and employee to affirm the practice of 100% tie-off 24/7.

What is the OSHA requirement for fall protection?

For general industry, OSHA requires fall protection beginning at a height of four feet. In construction, fall protection is required above six feet. Protection must also be provided any time an employee must work above hazardous equipment or machinery, regardless of the distance.

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