- Part Number:1915
- Part Number Title:Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Shipyard Employment
- Subpart:1915 Subpart E
- Subpart Title:Scaffolds, Ladders and Other Working Surfaces
- Standard Number:
- Title:Access to and guarding of dry docks and marine railways.
- GPO Source:
The provisions of this section shall apply to ship repairing, shipbuilding and shipbreaking.
Railings approximately 42 inches in height, with a midrail, shall be provided on the edges of wing walls of floating dry docks and on edges of graving docks. Sections of the railings may be temporarily removed where necessary to permit line handling while a vessel is entering or leaving the dock.
Access to wing walls from floors of dry docks shall be by ramps, permanent stairways or ladders meeting the applicable requirements of § 1915.72.
Catwalks on stiles of marine railways shall be no less than 20 inches wide and shall have on at least one side a guardrail and midrail meeting the requirements of § 1915.71(j) (1) and (2).
[47 FR 16986, Apr. 20, 1982, as amended at 67 FR 44542, July 3, 2002]