The Benefits of Guardrails
According to OSHA’s hierarchy of controls, guardrails (passive fall-protection systems) are the best method for keeping personnel safe while working at heights.
But why, exactly, does OSHA prefer guardrails to harnesses?
Simply put: would you rather catch a person after a fall or prevent the fall in the first place? While harness-based systems undoubtedly save lives, passive fall protection provides total peace of mind with both its simplicity and its universality.