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APPROVALS AND STANDARDS

 

    SOME APPLICABLE STANDARDS   There are numerous OSHA regulations and ANSI standards that apply to fall protection and confined space entry. The employer must understand these regulations and standards when selecting the appropriate fall protection and confined space entry/retrieval equipment.

 

    ANSI Z359.1-2007

    6.1.1 Equipment shall be inspected by the user before each use and, additionally, by a competent person other than the user at intervals of no more than one year.

     

    OSHA REGULATIONS UNDER UNITED STATES CODE TITLE 29 CHAPTER 15

    OSH Act of 1970

     

    OSHA REGULATIONS UNDER TITLE 29 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS

    OSHA's Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

    Subpart D, Walking/Working Surfaces

    Subpart F

    Subpart J

    • Permit Required Confined Space 1910.146 

    Subpart R, Special Industries

    • Telecommunications 1910.268

    • Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1910.269

    • Grain Handling Facilities 1910.272

     

    OSHA's Safety and Health Regulations for Marine Terminals & Longshoring

    • Marine Terminals 1917

    • Longshoring 1918

     

    OSHA's Safety and Health Regulations for Construction

    Subpart E, Personal Protective Equipment

    Subpart L, Scaffolding

    • Boatswain's Chairs 1926.450 - 454

    Subpart M, Fall Protection

    • Scope, Application and Definitions 1926.500

    • Duty to Have Fall Protection 1926.501

    • Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices 1926.502

    • Training Requirements 1926.503

    Subpart R, Steel Erection

    Subpart X

     

    Standard Interpretations

    04/07/1999 - Procedures and precautions for employees using descent control equipment.

    05/12/2000 - Acceptable use of warning lines for roofers and other trades.

    11/15/2002 - Fall protection requirements for employees, other than roofers, working on low-slope roofs.

    12/15/2003 - Fall protection requirements for construction workers doing work while on a roof. 

    01/03/2005 - Use of a warning line instead of conventional fall protection; Part 1926 Subpart M.

    02/27/2006 - Alternative fall protection program when guardrails are infeasible to install.

     

Fall Protection Misconceptions & Myths, Professional Safety, Richard J. Epp

 

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