OSHA Mandates

OSHA Mandate 1926.701(b) Impalement Protection

J-CAP® Safety Caps are the industry’s Only Certified Safety Solution for OSHA Mandate 1926.701(b) Impalement Protection. Here at J-CAT Safety Products, we strongly believe that the protection and safety of your employees are of the utmost importance. Below you will find more information for Cal-OSHA, OSHA on a Federal level, and you can look at what the mandates are in your state as well. Contact Us for any additional information you may need.




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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


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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.

How is Your State OSHA Mandate Rated?


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Some states have their own OSHA standards, while others follow those of Federal Standards. If you are unsure as to the statutes of where your state lies with OSHA Regulations, please visit…


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J-Cat Safety Products Safety Caps is a safety solution for impalement protection and are placed on exposed brackets or post bases