Guardrail (Safety Railings) for General Industry
OSHA 1910.29 is the Federal Standard for General Industry Guardrail Systems, which our Safety Railings are compliant of. Below is a partial outline of the standard. To review the complete standard, follow this link- Click Here.
The top edge height of top rails are 42 inches, plus or minus 3 inches, above the walking surface.
Midrails are installed between the walking surface and the top edge when there is not a wall or parapet that is at least 21 inches high.
Midrails are installed at a height midway between the top edge and the walking surface
Guardrail systems are capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 200 pounds applied in a downward or outward direction within 2 inches of the top edge, at any point along the top rail.
When the 200-pound test load is applied in a downward direction, the top rail must not deflect to a height of less than 39 inches (99 cm) above the walking surface.
Midrails are capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 150 pounds applied in any downward or outward direction at any point along the intermediate member.
Guardrail systems are smooth-surfaced to protect employees from injury, such as punctures or lacerations, and to prevent catching or snagging of clothing.