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SAFE WORK PRACTICE

TITLE


Rebar Protection

GENERAL

Protecting workers from injuries associated with rebar projections.

APPLICATION

Rebar end protectors shall be installed in areas traversed by workers where rebar projections represent a personal hazard.

PROTECTIVE
MECHANISMS


Rebar protective mechanisms vary from specific on-site engineering design to over-the-counter commercially available cap protectors.

SELECTION
AND USE


The most popular protective method is the utilization of end caps, which are easily installed by slipping them over the rebar ends. Specifically, there are tow types that are generally used and include the “Mushroom Cap:” and/or the “Square Cap”. Mushroom Caps are generally installed on horizontal rebar projections and Square Caps on vertical rebar projections.

SUPERVISOR
RESPONSIBILITY


Supervisors are responsible to facilitate and/or provide proper instruction to their workers on rebar protection requirements

WORKER
RESPONSIBILITY


Workers must not remove rebar end cap protectors without permission from their supervisor and must report situations where rebar projections have not been adequately protected.

* The information presented in this publication is intended for general use and may not apply to every circumstance. It is not a definitive guide to government regulations and does not relieve persons using this publication from their responsibilities under applicable legislation. The Alberta Construction Safety Association does not guarantee the accuracy of, nor assume liability for, the information presented here. Individual counseling and advice are available from the Association.



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