Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Slide 24

Slide 24


Title: 1926.451(e) Access

Type: Text Slide with Image


  • Must have safe access
  • Cross-braces prohibited as means of access
  • Bottom rung no more than 24’ high
  • Rest platforms required at 35’ intervals
  • Slip-resistant treads on all steps and landings
  • September 2, 1997, sets access for erectors and dismantlers
  • Can use end frames for access

[Includes photo of a worker climbing up the cross-braces of a scaffold]

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