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#177520 - 05/05/08 04:24 PM OSHA Proposed Fall Protection  
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Is there anything proposed from OSHA madating 100% fall protection when climbing utility poles?


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#177547 - 05/06/08 08:24 PM Re: OSHA Proposed Fall Protection [Re: dmok82]  
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Subpart V of 29 CFR 1926.
1926.951 covers tools and protective equipment.
1926.959 talks about Lineman's body belts, safety straps, and lanyards.
You should be able to read all about it somewhere in the depths of www.osha.gov


#177948 - 05/16/08 07:42 PM Re: OSHA Proposed Fall Protection [Re: Ralpha494]  
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The co-op i work for is moving towards 100% fall protection, and many utilities have already made that move. Since everyone is doing it on their own (for obvious reasons) it wouldn't surprise me if OSHA included it in the near future.


#178898 - 06/15/08 04:30 AM Re: OSHA Proposed Fall Protection [Re: dmok82]  
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I still have my own pole belt.
If you are working at the top of a pole, what do you attach to?, with respect to fall protection?


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#179140 - 06/27/08 07:34 PM Re: OSHA Proposed Fall Protection [Re: Trumpy]  
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#180818 - 09/11/08 07:38 PM Re: OSHA Proposed Fall Protection [Re: judsin]  
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What is a good harness for guys working on a roof?


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#188733 - 08/29/09 10:35 PM Re: OSHA Proposed Fall Protection [Re: gfretwell]  
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Fall Protection For Construction Area And Roofing
OSHA Regulation 29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926 covers fall protection safety standards for the construction industry. These safety standards which regulate fall protection systems and procedures where ammended and set final in 1995. These systems and procedures are intended to prevent workers from falling off, onto or through working levels thus setting protective measures to minimize or eliminate accidents in the work place.

Congress amended the Contract Work Hours Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 327 et seq.) in 1969 by adding a new section 107 (40 U.S.C. 333) to provide employees in the construction industry with a safer work environment and to reduce the frequency and severity of construction accidents and injuries. The amendment, commonly known as the Construction Safety Act (CSA) [P.L. 91-54; August 9, 1969], significantly strengthened employee protection by requiring the promulgation of occupational safety and health standards for employees of the building trades and construction industry working on Federally-financed or Federally-assisted construction projects. Accordingly, the Secretary of Labor issued Safety and Health Regulations for Construction in 29 CFR Part 1518 (36 FR 7340, April 17, 1971) pursuant to section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) (84 Stat. 1590; 29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.), was enacted by Congress in 1970 and authorized the Secretary of Labor to adopt established Federal standards issued under other statutes, including the Construction Safety Act, as occupational safety and health standards. Accordingly, the Secretary of Labor adopted those Construction Standards, which had been issued under the Construction Safety Act in 29 CFR Part 1518, as OSHA standards in accordance with section 6(a) of the OSH Act (36 FR 10466, May 29, 1971). The Safety and Health Regulations for Construction were redesignated as Part 1926 later in 1971 (36 FR 25232, December 30, 1971).

OSHA adopted several regulations related to fall protection under section 6(a) of the OSH Act. In particular, the Agency adopted the standards which currently appear in subpart E, Personal Protective Equipment, (including Sec. 1926.104 Safety Belts, Lifelines, and Lanyards and Sec. 1926.105 Safety Nets) and in subpart M, Floor and Wall Openings and Stairways. Subpart M has been amended several times under section 6(b) of the OSH Act.

Miller (Sperian) makes a harness specifically for roofing. Actually its a kit. Its called Titan Roofing Fall Protection Kits. Checkout this link

http://www.asasupplies.com/titan-roofing-fall-protection-kits-p-386.html


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#188734 - 08/29/09 11:00 PM Re: OSHA Proposed Fall Protection [Re: fgp]  
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I think dmok82 was asking: Is there anything to the rumors that OSHA will be changing the rules for linemen climbing poles?"



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