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Did you know that OSHA has specific regulations which govern situations like open holes in workspace flooring and/or falling hazards? It's important to use the correct type of guard railing specified in OSHA rules for each particular hazard.
A stairway guard railing is a particular type, just as the guard railing for open-floor repair work, hatchways and other potentially hazardous situations in the work place. It's important to double check with OSHA regulations to make sure the application you are considering for a particular type of guard railing is applicable to the circumstances. You may find a variety of helpful publications at the OSHA website: www.osha.gov