Model Performance Standard for Guardrails. Final Report.
Model Performance Standard for Guardrails. Final
Fattal, S. G.; Cattaneo, L. E.; Turner, G. E.; Robinson,
NBSIR 76-1131; 30 p. July 1976.
Sponsor:Department of Labor, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
(NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of
Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
1-800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000;
Order number: PB-259242/6
performance standards; accident prevention; safety
devices; models; design; construction; evaluation;
safety; hazards; industrial accidents; recommendations
A model performance standard and design illustrations
are presented for the design, construction and
evaluation of guardrail systems, which will be used for
the protection of employees against occupational
hazards. The standard stipulates both structural and
non-structural safety requirements. Each criterion
includes a commentary section describing the rationale
used in its formulation. This rationale is for the most
part, based on independent experimental and analytical
research investigations conducted at NBS in behalf of
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).