Provide fall protection if a scaffold is too far from the work face.

You must provide a guardrail system along the front edge of the platform, or have employees use a personal fall arrest system, if the distance from the front edge of the platform to the work face is greater than:
(1) Eighteen inches (46 cm) for scaffolds used for plastering and lathing operations;
(2) Fourteen inches (36 cm) for all other scaffolds.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-874-20054, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-054, § 296-874-20054, filed 12/7/04, effective 3/1/05.]
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