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| Standard Number:||1926.453(a); 1926.453(b)(2); 1926.500(b) ; 1926.502(d); 1926.502(e); 1926.453(b)(2)(i); 1926.453(b)(2)(ii); 1926.453(b)(2)(iii); 1926.453(b)(2)(iv); 1926.453(b)(2)(v); 1926.453(b)(2)(vi); 1926.453(b)(2)(vii); 1926.453(b)(2)(viii); 1926.453(b)(2)(ix); 1926.453(b)(2)(x); 1926.453(b)(2)(xi); 1926.453(b)(2)(xii)|
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the following types of vehicle-mounted aerial devices used to elevate personnel to job sites above ground: (1) Extensible boom platforms; (2) aerial ladders; (3) articulating boom platforms; (4) vertical towers; (5) a combination of any of the above. These devices are made of metal, wood, fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP), or other material and are powered or manually operated; whether or not they are capable or rotating about a substantially vertical axis.Under section 2 of the ANSI standard ("Definitions"), "vehicle" is defined as "any carrier that is not manually propelled." So, to be within the coverage of the ANSI standard, and thus the requirements of §1926.453, the "aerial device" can be powered or manually operated, but it must be vehicle-mounted -- and the vehicle must be a "carrier that is not manually propelled."
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