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| Standard Number:||1926.451; 1926.451(e); 1926.451(e)(6); 1926.451(e)(6)(i); 1926.451(e)(6)(ii); 1926.451(e)(6)(iv); 1926.451(e)(6)(vi); 1926.451(e)(7)|
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(6) Integral prefabricated scaffold access frames shall:Answer
(i) Be specifically designed and constructed for use as ladder rungs;
(ii) Have a rung length of at least 8 inches (20 cm); . . .
(iv) Be uniformly spaced within each frame section; . . .
(vi) Have a maximum spacing between rungs of 16 3/4 inches. Non-uniform rung spacing caused by joining end frames is allowed, provided the resulting spacing does not exceed 16 3/4 inches.
(7) Steps and rungs of ladder and stairway type access shall line up vertically with each other between rest platforms.
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