OSHA Mandates


Cal/OSHA is designed to protect and improve the health and safety of working men and women in California.

Did you know that Cal-OSHA and OSHA mandate the use of devices to protect against impalement? “Manufactured or job-built apparatus designed to cover exposed ends of reinforcing steel or other similar projections so as to help prevent impalement.”

Read more about the California Code of Regulations:

Requirements for Impalement Protection

Impalement Protection. Specifications and Testing Criteria

Classification of Violations and Definitions

Determination of Citable Employer

Assessment of Civil Penalties


Here are the Federal OSHA regulations that are applicable to all states who do not have their own state-run programs:

1926.701(b)  Reinforcing steel. All protruding reinforcing steel, onto and into which employees could fall, shall be guarded to eliminate the hazard of impalement.




5(a) (1) Section 5 Duties – (a) Each employer – (1)  shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment that are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.

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