Employers are required to protect employees exposed to implements, such as vertical rebar and metallic conduit, especially when there is a material means to reduce or eliminate the hazard.
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OSHA has begun writing citations for conduit stub-up impalement hazards under the General Duty clause. Focused inspections for trips, falls and impalements from conduit stub-ups will continue in accordance to OSHA in the construction industry. Click the link below for a copy of one such citation a Chicago area electrical contractor recieved on August 10, 2015.