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#102964 - 12/30/01 01:54 PM I get chills up my back!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
When I think about this electrician standing in the top of his ladder to work on this electrical installation!





[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 08-21-2002).]
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#102965 - 12/30/01 02:54 PM Re: I get chills up my back!
rkukl Offline
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Registered: 10/28/01
Posts: 43
Loc: Turners Falls,MA. USA
I chastised one of the guys at the shop where I work for just that OSHA violation. I pointed out that the top steps were clearly marked “NOT A STEP”. He told me he wasn’t using it as a step just a work platform!

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#102966 - 12/31/01 05:46 AM Re: I get chills up my back!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Please cite the OSHA rule that has been violated here.
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#102967 - 12/31/01 07:48 AM Re: I get chills up my back!
Mike Wescoatt Offline
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Registered: 06/17/01
Posts: 164
Loc: Cedar City, Utah
OSHA 1926 Subpart X, specifically 1926.1050, 1926.1053, and 1926.1060. OSHA 1910.333 could be cited, depending on circumstances.
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#102968 - 12/31/01 03:18 PM Re: I get chills up my back!
Redsy Offline
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Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
Joe,
The other ladder is for higher jobs.
If you turn it upside down it fits perfectly on the top of the other one, and you're good for 3 more feet!!

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#102969 - 01/01/02 10:32 AM Re: I get chills up my back!
sparky Offline
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Registered: 10/18/00
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Of course ( halo in full glow) WE would never do that!!!

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#102970 - 01/01/02 06:36 PM Re: I get chills up my back!
Redsy Offline
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Registered: 03/28/01
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Loc: Bucks County PA
Of course I can safely do it, because I know what I'm doing. It's others who shouldn't do it because they... oh sh_t whoooaaa, ouch!!!

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#102971 - 01/01/02 08:13 PM Re: I get chills up my back!
George Corron Offline
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Registered: 05/16/01
Posts: 728
Loc: Lorton, Va USA
OK, I was gonna stay out of this, but.....what the heck. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I always used to tell everyone if I stand on that stupid warning, ya couldn't read it . I had a service truck for about 5 years in the heart of the District of Columbia. Service call one day, standing on top of the ladder (of course), guy asks me if I know where I am, I replied with the address and suite #, he takes me around the corner to the plaque on the wall..... Headquarters of OSHA. I still stood on top of the ladder, but I did hurry up and get out of there.

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#102972 - 01/03/02 07:25 AM Re: I get chills up my back!
mamills Offline
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Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
The little ladder is a necessity here. The electrician needs it so that he can stand on top of it to work under the awning!

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#102973 - 01/03/02 03:33 PM Re: I get chills up my back!
sparky Offline
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Registered: 10/18/00
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[Forum Commandment]Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.[/Forum Commandment]

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