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Scaffolding Slide Presentation Slide 24

Slide 24


Title: Slide 24

Type: Text Slide with Image


  • Scaffolds - 29 CFR 1926.451(f)(6): Powerline clearance shall be a minimum of 3 feet for insulated line voltages under 300 volts.
  • Violation: Powerline is 1½ feet away from scaffold.

Speaker Notes:

The scaffold is less than 3 feet from the powerline for this house service. Is this a violation of 29 CFR 1926.451(f)? How is this hazardous?

[Includes an image of a worker on scaffolding too close to a powerline]

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