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| Record Type:||Instruction|
| Directive Number:||CPL 02-01-027|
| Old Directive Number:||CPL 2-1.27|
| Title:||Focused Inspection Program for Intermodal Container Top Fall Protection.|
| Information Date:||05/12/1998|
| Standard Number:||1918.85|
|DIRECTIVE NUMBER:CPL 2-1.27||EFFECTIVE DATE: May 12, 1998|
|SUBJECT: Focused Inspection Program for Intermodal Container Top Fall Protection|
|Purpose:||This Instruction implements a Focused Inspection Program for Intermodal Container Top Fall Protection.|
|References:||OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1918.85 (j) through (l); OSHA Instruction STD 2-1.11|
|State Impact:||This Instruction describes a Federal Program Change for which State adoption is not required (see paragraph V).|
|Action Offices:||National, Regional, and Area Offices|
|Originating Office:||Office of Maritime Standards (OMS), Directorate of Safety Standards Programs|
|Contact:|| Larry Liberatore, OMS|
N3621 Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20210
By and Under the Authority of
Charles N. Jeffress
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B. OSHA Instruction STD 2-1.11, OSHA's Updated Longshoring and Marine Terminal Regulations (Pending).
B. Action Offices. National, Regional and Area.
C. Information Offices. Consultation Program Managers and State Designees.
NOTE: To effectively enforce safety and health standards, guidance to compliance is necessary. Therefore, although adoption of this instruction is not required, States are expected to have standards, enforcement policies and procedures which are at least as effective as those of Federal OSHA. States which cover private sector maritime employment and/or have public sector employees engaged in maritime operations are expected to provide guidance to compliance and consultation staff with respect to the fall hazards associated with working on intermodal container tops.
B. OSHA Regional Administrators, Area Directors, and National Office Directors shall ensure that the policies and procedures set forth in this instruction are followed and implemented.
C. Regional Administrators shall ensure that the State Consultation Program Managers and the State Plan State Designees in their Regions are appraised of the contents of this instruction. Regional Administrators are to encourage the Consultation Programs' involvement in this Agency-wide effort.
Advances have been made in the technology of securing intermodal containers which have had a dramatic effect on container top safety. The use of positive container securing devices or systems such as semi-automatic twistlocks and above deck cell guides, can minimize the need for workers to work on top of containers, most notably, in coning and deconing operations. Effective July 25, 1999, positive container securing devices must be used when working a ship with a container gantry crane (See 1918.85(j)(1)).
Effective January 21, 1998, the employer must ensure that each employee is protected from fall hazards by a system meeting the requirements of 1918.85(k).
B. Each Area Office will endeavor to inspect each stevedoring company at each major marine terminal at least once within the next twelve months.
C. During marine cargo handling inspections, CSHO's shall determine whether employers are providing fall protection in accordance with 1918.85(j), (k), and (l).
D. A brief discussion will be included in each case file concerning the type of fall protection system(s) utilized by the employer.
E. If questions arise with regard to feasibility issues, the Area Director shall consult with the Regional Office and the National Office (DCP or the Maritime Facilitator).
F. If a decision is made to not issue a citation based on a feasibility argument, the Area Director must consult with the Regional Office and the National Office (DCP or the Maritime Facilitator).
loading and unloading procedures
positive container securing devices or systems
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