Everything You Need To Know When It Comes To OSHA Warning Lines
This page will be used to discuss what OSHA warning lines are, alongside the standards of OSHA that define as well as regular the specifications of OSHA warning lines used fall protection of construction sites. Take note that the safety and security of a workplace is everybody’s responsibility.
When we say OSHA warning lines, we are referring to barriers that are erected on the roof to give warning to workers that they are coming close to a side of the roof or an edge that is unprotected. And also, you have to be aware about how OSHA warning lines are also used to designate areas wherein roofing works might take place even without using fall protection systems like guardrail, net safety systems, and body belt as well. For the purpose of making sure that OSHA warning lines are OSHA certified and approved, they have to obey with the these provisions:
It is very important for OSHA warning lines to be erected on all sides of the roof work area. In the event that the pieces of mechanical equipment aren’t used, OSHA warning lines must be installed not below six feet from the roof. On the other hand, when pieces of mechanical equipment are used, it is still essential for the warning lines to be installed not below six feet from the edge of the roof, however, it should be aligned to the course of the operation of the mechanical equipment, plus, it should be not below ten feet from the edge of the room which is vertical to the path of the equipment operation. When it comes to the access points, areas for storing, and areas where materials are handled, they have to be linked to the area of work using a path of access that is formed by joining two OSHA warning lines. If it so happen that paths to access points are not used, you have to place wires, chains, ropes, or any form of barricade with equivalent height and strength to warning lines, across the path at the point where the path cross the warning line installed around the work area. Another option would be is to offset the path so that an individual will not be able to directly walk into the area of work.
Another provision that OSHA warning lines must comply has something to do with warning lines consisting of wires, ropes, or even chains, to support stanchions installed. The rope, the wire, or the chain must be marked not above six foot breaks with materials that are highly-visible.
All in all, we can safely say that OSHA warning lines are offering a one of a kind fall protection to workers and employers at the same time.