#1118 Impalement Protection

Unguarded protruding steel reinforcing bars are hazardous. Even if you just stumble onto an unguarded rebar you can impale yourself, resulting in serious internal injuries or death.Employees who work above grade or above and surface and who are exposed to protruding rebar or similar projections shall be protected from impalement by:
The use of guardrails, or approved fall protection systems, or approved troughs and covers per §344.90, §1712(c)