Standard Interpretations - Table of Contents|
| Standard Number:||1926.451(g); 1926.451(g)(1); 1926.451(g)(2); 1926.451(g)(4); 1926.452(j)|
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(1) Each employee on a scaffold more than 10 feet (3.1 m) above a lower level shall be protected from falling to that lower level. Paragraphs (g)(1)(i) through (vii) establish the types of fall protection to be provided to the employees on each type of scaffold. Paragraphs (g)(2) of this section addresses fall protection for scaffold erectors and dismantlers.Section 1926.451(g)(1)(vii) states:
Note to Paragraph (g)(1): The fall protection requirements for employee installing suspension scaffold support systems on floors, roofs, and other elevated surfaces are set forth in subpart M of this part.
For all scaffolds not otherwise specified in paragraphs (g)(1)(i) through (g)(1)(vi) of this section, each employee shall be protected by the use of personal fall arrest systems or guardrail systems meeting the requirements of paragraphs (g)(4) of this section.Section 1926.451(g)(4) provides the requirements for guardrail systems:
Guardrail systems installed to meet the requirements of this section shall comply with the following provisions (guardrail systems built in accordance with Appendix A to this subpart will be deemed to meet the requirements of paragraphs (g)(4) (vii), (viii), and (ix) of this section): [Paragraphs (g)(4) (i)-(xv) of §1926.451 set out the required guardrail criteria.] * * *It is important to note that the general requirements for scaffolds and their construction are set out in §1926.451. Also, §1926.452(j) Pump jack scaffolds provides additional requirements specific to pump jack scaffolds.
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