- Part Number:1926
- Part Number Title:Safety and Health Regulations for Construction
- Subpart:1926 Subpart E
- Subpart Title:Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
- Standard Number:
- Title:Safety belts, lifelines, and lanyards.
- GPO Source:
Lifelines used on rock-scaling operations, or in areas where the lifeline may be subjected to cutting or abrasion, shall be a minimum of 7⁄8 -inch wire core manila rope. For all other lifeline applications, a minimum of 3⁄4 -inch manila or equivalent, with a minimum breaking strength of 5,000 pounds, shall be used.
Safety belt lanyard shall be a minimum of 1⁄2 -inch nylon, or equivalent, with a maximum length to provide for a fall of no greater than 6 feet. The rope shall have a nominal breaking strength of 5,400 pounds.
[44 FR 8577, Feb. 9, 1979; 44 FR 20940, Apr. 6, 1979, as amended at 84 FR 21577, May 14, 2019]