DESIGNATED AREAS- WARNING LINES:
1910.29(d) – this section establishes the criteria and practices for “Designated Areas,” which in the final rule in 1910.21(b), defines as “a distinct portion of a walking-working surface delineated by a warning line, in which employees may perform work without additional fall protection.”
A DESIGNATED AREA WARNING LINE- must meet all these requirements:
- Is a rope, tape, wire, or chain, warning employees they’re approaching an unprotected edge or side.
- Has a minimum breaking strength of 200 lbs.
- Is clearly visible from a distance of 25-feet, and anywhere within the designated area.
- Needs to be erected as close to the work area as possible, while still allowing the task to be performed.
- Be installed so that its lowest point, including sag, is not less than 34-inches and not more than 39-inches above the walking-working surface.
- Be supported so that pulling on one section of the line between supports, will not result in slack being taken up from other sections, resulting in the first section line pushing/falling to below 34-inches.
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