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MEMORANDUM FOR: ALL REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS LEO CAREY, Director Office of Field Programs FROM: PATRICIA K. CLARK, Director Directorate of Compliance Programs SUBJECT: Elevator Hazards During Construction
It has come to our attention that there is a need to identify in one list the standards commonly needed to address hazards associated with elevators during the construction of highrise buildings. Although open elevator shafts and moving mechanical equipment are not new hazards, the standards that address these concerns are located throughout part 1926.
The following table lists those standards that address the predominant hazards associated with the installation of elevators. Please distribute this list as appropriate.
1910.132(b) & (c) personal protective equipment 1926.21(b)(6)(i) & (ii) confined spaces .25 housekeeping .26 refers to 1926.56(a) illumination 1926.104 safety belts .105(a) & (f) safety nets .250(b)(1) material storage .354 personal protective equipment 1926.451[(f)(7)] scaffolds .451[(a)(1),(d),(f)(4),(g)(1),(h)] scaffolds .451[(a)(6),(b)(1),Non-Mandatory App. A] scaffolds 1926.500(b)(1) & (d)(1) guarding of floors .500(f)(1) & (3) standard guardrails .552 material hoists