Temporary guardrails revamp real estate construction

Learn which areas of work site need most attention

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On any construction site, whether it's a new home or a remodel, one thing you can't help but notice are the various warning signs and protective devices that seem to be everywhere. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a huge volume of rules pertaining to protection of workers on the job, and their requirements are certainly something that the home handyperson can learn from in order to remain safe and injury free. One often-ignored area of home construction safety is the installation of temporary guardrails to protect against accidental falls. Temporary guardrails are very easy and inexpensive to construct, and let you work safely and more comfortably in a variety of situations. Some common areas of the work site that would require a temporary guardrail include: Along the open edges of a second-story floor, before the walls are erected; Along the open edges of unfinished stairways; Around the stairway opening in an upper floor before the stairs are install...