In our SAFETY Updates series we’ll be sharing important revisions to NYCDOB’s Chapter 33 Construction Code – Safeguards During Construction or Demolition
BC 3304.4.4 – Guardrail System
A common-sense guardrail exemption has been added to the revised code, allowing an adequate cover to be used in lieu of guardrails for wells, pits, shafts, or similar excavation. The design specifications for the cover found in OSHA regulations have been incorporated into the code. Basically, the cover must support all intended load (person or vehicle/equipment) with a 2X factor of safety and be fastened and labeled.
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You can find the Chapter 33 Safeguards During Construction OR Demolition General Section here…
You can find Local Law 126, authorizing the revisions of these building codes here…
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