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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor and Employment
Agency 25. Safety and Health Codes Board
Chapter 145. Safety Standards for Fall Protection in Steel Erection, Construction Industry
1/22/2020

16VAC25-145-20. General Requirements.

A. Except as provided by subsection C of this section, each employee engaged in a steel erection activity who is on a walking/working surface with an unprotected side or edge of 10 feet or more above a lower level shall be protected from fall hazards by guardrail systems, safety net systems, personal fall arrest systems, positioning device systems or fall restraint systems.

B. Perimeter safety cables. On multistory structures, perimeter safety cables shall be installed at the final interior and exterior perimeters of the floors as soon as the metal decking has been installed.

C. Connectors and employees working in leading edge decking operations shall be protected from fall hazards as provided in 16VAC25-145-30 and 16VAC25-145-40 respectively.

Statutory Authority

§ 40.1-22 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 20, Issue 12, eff. April 1, 2004.

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