Monday, September 7, 2009

Certain OSHA Regulations Regarding Working at Heights

People are often confused by what regulations are actually in OSHA codes vs. which are incorporated by reference in consensus standards such as the ANSI/IWCA I-14.1. Below are a few OSHA codes that are mandatory ...

Transportable (Mobile) Outriggers 1910.66(f)(3)(ii)
1910.66(f)(3)(ii)(A) “… outriggers may be used as a method of suspension for ground rigged working platforms where the point of suspension does not exceed 300 feet (91.5 m) above a safe surface…”
1910.66(f)(3)(ii)(B) “… outriggers shall be used only with self-powered, ground rigged working platforms.”
1910.66 (f)(3)(ii)(I) “…outrigger shall be tied-back to a verified anchorage on the building…”

Roof Rigged Davit Systems 1910.66(f)(3)(iii)(B)
1910.66(f)(3)(iii)(B)(1) Access to and egress from the working platform shall be from a safe surface. Access or egress shall not require persons to climb over a building's parapet or guard railing; and
1910.66(f)(3)(iii)(B)(2) The working platform shall be provided with wheels, casters or a carriage for traversing horizontally.

Ground Rigged Davit Systems 1910.66(f)(3)(iii)(C)
1910.66(f)(3)(iii)(C)(1) The point of suspension shall not exceed 300 feet (91.5 m) above a safe surface…
1910.66(f)(3)(iii)(C)(2) Access and egress to and from the working platform shall only be from a safe surface below the point of suspension.