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  OSHA STANDARDS    

Training Requirements 1926.454 (b) (1-4)

Effective November 29, 1996, the employer must have each employee who is involved in erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, maintaining, or inspecting scaffold trained by a competent person to recognize any hazards associated with the work in question.  The training shall include the following topics, as applicable: (1) The nature of scaffold hazards; (2) The correct procedures for erecting, disassembling, moving operating, repairing, inspecting, and maintaining the type of scaffold in question; (3) The design criteria, maximum intended load carrying capacity and intended use of the scaffold, (4) Any other pertinent requirement of this subpart.

Access 1926.451 (e) (9) (i-iv)

Effective September 2, 1997, access for employees erecting or dismantling support scaffolds shall be in accordance with the following: (i) The employer shall provide safe means of access for each employee erecting or dismantling scaffold where the provision of safe access is feasible and does not create a greater hazard.  The employer shall have a competent person determine whether it is feasible or would pose a greater hazard to provide, and have employees use a safe means of access.  This determination shall be based on site conditions and the type of scaffold being erected or dismantled.  (ii) Hook-on or attachable ladders shall be installed as soon as scaffold erection has progressed to a point that permits safe installation and use. (iii) When erecting or dismantling tubular welded frame scaffolds, (end) frames, with horizontal members that are parallel, level and are not more than 22 inches apart vertically may be used as climbing devices for access, provided they are erected in a manner that creates a usable ladder and provides good hand hold and foot space.  (iv) Cross braces on tubular welded frame scaffolds shall not be used as a means of access or egress.

Fall Protection 1926.451 (g) (2)

Effective September 2, 1997, the employer shall have a competent person determine the feasibility and safety of providing fall protection for employees erecting or dismantling supported scaffolds.  Employers are required to provide fall protection for employees erecting or dismantling supported scaffold where the installation and use of such protection is feasible and does not create a greater hazard.

 
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